Friedreich's Ataxia Clinic

Friedreich's ataxia (FA) is a common form of inherited ataxia. In most cases, symptoms appear before the age of 25. Signs and symptoms of FA include a variety of neurological problems, cardiomyopathy, diabetes and scoliosis. Treatment for people with FA is usually directed at managing symptoms, as there is no cure.

Our Friedreich's Ataxia Clinic at Mayo Clinic offers comprehensive evaluation and management of adults and children. This care is provided by a multispecialty team that includes adult and pediatric neurologists, cardiologists, medical and biochemical geneticists, endocrinologists, physical medicine specialists, and other specialists as needed. Because heart-related problems associated with FA can be potentially life-threatening, a complete cardiology evaluation is included in the assessment.