FA & Generation

Can FA skip generations !

Like my father had , my brother has , his son has

My sister do not have , can his son develop this !

I don't know about FA but I have CSA2 and my dad and I have it but my brother and so far my son isn't showing any symptoms.


You cant predict the time it will show up but my question was totally different

Hi sunny :slight_smile:

I hope this is helpful :slight_smile:

Friedreichs Ataxia is an autosomal recessive disease, meaning individuals only develop symptoms if they inherit two copies of the defective FXN Gene. One from their father and one from their mother.

A person who only has one copy of the gene is called a carrier. A carrier will not develop the disease but could pass the gene mutation on to his or her children.

If both parents are carriers, their children will have a 1 in 4 chance of having the disease, and a 1 in 2 chance of inheriting one abnormal gene that they in turn, could pass on to their children.

About 1 in 90 Americans of European Ancestry carries an abnormal FXN gene.

Genetic testing now provides a conclusive diagnosis.

See www.ninds.nih.gov/friedreichs-ataxia

My own ataxia is autosomal recessive.

Re my previous post.

Unfortunately when I clicked on the link, ‘page not found’ came up!

So, still click on link, then see A-Z and click on ‘F’ for Friedreichs Ataxia