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Can you die from FA?

Resource type: Frequently Asked Questions  —  Date posted: February 26th, 2019   Number of views: 529


Can you die from FA?

Life expectancy may be affected, and many people with Friedreich ataxia die in adulthood from the associated heart disease.

However, some people with less severe symptoms of Friedreich ataxia live much longer, sometimes into their sixties or seventies.