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Complete FXN Deletion in a Patient with Friedreich's Ataxia

AIMS: Most patients (98%) with Friedreich's ataxia (FRDA) are homozygous for the GAA repeat expansion in FXN. Only a few compound heterozygous patients with an expanded repeat on one allele and a point mutation or an intragenic FXN deletion on the other allele are described. In a minority of the patients only a heterozygous pattern of the repeat expansion can be detected. Using array analysis after GAA repeat expansion testing, we identified a FRDA patient who is compound heterozygous for an expanded GAA repeat and a complete FXN deletion.

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