Talk:Friedreich's ataxia

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Separating "Treatments" section into "Treatments" and "Research"[edit]

There was a statement in the article that said "first human trials began in 2012", but it was completely unrelated to anything around it. I added some context to what drug was being referenced. That done, the drug it referenced is still in the research phase. I think the "treatment" section should have some of the pharmaceuticals mentioned pulled into a research section. Though I'm new here, so I still need to read through the medical article guidelines. TimeAlwaysSlides (talk) 06:29, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

Quebec study[edit]

Under Prevalence, I added a note regarding the tracing of several cases back to a pair of 1634 immigrants. I understood that this disease may be more prevalent in Quebec, however I am a layman and invite your comments. Perhaps this is more appropriate under Genetics to demonstrate the inherited nature of the disease:


Due to the relatively heterogenous population of Quebec, a 1984 Canadian study was able to trace 40 cases of classical Friedreich's disease from 14 previously unrelated French-Canadian kindreds to one common ancestral couple arriving in New France in 1634: Jean Guyon and Mathurine Robin.

Canuckle 20:35, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

I believe you mean homogeneous population - the fact that a large proportion of the population in Quebec is descended from a relatively small colonial-era founder population.

BloodDoc 18:25, 7 November 2007 (UTC)

median age of death[edit]

this edit was the only edit by and no source was cited. I'd suggest replacing the information provided by "" with information from this source and the articles it cites. --JWSchmidt (talk) 20:47, 17 November 2007 (UTC)

External links[edit]

External links on Wikipedia are supposed to be "encyclopedic in nature" and useful to a worldwide audience. Please read the external links policy (and perhaps the specific rules for medicine-related articles) before adding more external links.

The following kinds of links are inappropriate:

  • Online discussion groups or chat forums
  • Personal webpages and blogs
  • Multiple links to the same website
  • Websites that are recruiting for clinical trials
  • Websites that are selling things (e.g., books or memberships)

I realize that some links are "helpful to patients," but they still do not comply with Wikipedia policy, and therefore must not be included in the article. WhatamIdoing (talk) 05:18, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

Rewording under 'Treatment?'[edit]

"The symptoms can be treated but there is no treatment for Friedrich's ataxia at this time." Shouldn't the second 'treatment' be changed to 'cure' ? It'd change to: "The symptoms can be treated but there is no CURE for Friedrich's ataxia at this time." —Preceding unsigned comment added by Barronnevermore (talkcontribs) 17:47, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

Review[edit] - this was dumped in the article as a "review by experts" but no conclusions mentioned. Moved here for future reference. JFW | T@lk 07:31, 15 November 2010 (UTC)

The full reference is: Schulz JB, Boesch S, Bürk K, et al. (April 2009). "Diagnosis and treatment of Friedreich ataxia: a European perspective". Nat Rev Neurol 5 (4): 222–34. doi:10.1038/nrneurol.2009.26. PMID 19347027. 
These sources would also be useful for expansion:
Hope this helps. JFW | T@lk 11:09, 15 November 2010 (UTC)