This table lists symptoms that people with this disease may have. For most diseases, symptoms will vary from person to person. People with the same disease may not have all the symptoms listed. This information comes from a database called the Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) . The HPO collects information on symptoms that have been described in medical resources. The HPO is updated regularly. Use the HPO ID to access more in-depth information about a symptom.
|Medical Terms||Other Names||
|80%-99% of people have these symptoms|
Absent tendon reflexes
|Cerebellar vermis atrophy||0006855|
Nerve damage causing decreased feeling and movement
|30%-79% of people have these symptoms|
Abnormality of balance
Abnormality of equilibrium
Imbalanced walk[ more ]
|Saccadic smooth pursuit||0001152|
|5%-29% of people have these symptoms|
Small dilated blood vessels near membrane covering front of eye and eyelids
Swallowing difficulties[ more ]
|Elevated serum creatine kinase||
Elevated blood creatine phosphokinase
Elevated circulating creatine phosphokinase
Elevated creatine kinase
Elevated serum CPK
Elevated serum creatine phosphokinase
High serum creatine kinase
Increased creatine kinase
Increased creatine phosphokinase
Increased serum CK
Increased serum creatine kinase
Increased serum creatine phosphokinase[ more ]
Elevated serum cholesterol
Elevated total cholesterol
Increased total cholesterol[ more ]
Low blood albumin
Cross-eyed[ more ]
|Urinary bladder sphincter dysfunction||0002839|
|1%-4% of people have these symptoms|
Degeneration of cerebellum
Distal muscle wasting
|Distal muscle weakness||
Weakness of outermost muscles
Difficulty articulating speech
Inability to coordinate movements when walking
Decreased reflex response
Decreased reflexes[ more ]
|Impaired distal tactile sensation||
Decreased touch sensation in extremities
Involuntary, rapid, rhythmic eye movements
|Peripheral axonal neuropathy||0003477|
|Percent of people who have these symptoms is not available through HPO|
|Abnormal pyramidal sign||0007256|
|Chronic axonal neuropathy||0007267|
|Decreased motor nerve conduction velocity||0003431|
|Impaired distal vibration sensation||0006886|
Peripheral nerve disease
Worsens with time
|Progressive gait ataxia||0007240|
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Related diseases are conditions that have similar signs and symptoms. A health care provider may consider these conditions in the table below when making a diagnosis. Please note that the table may not include all the possible conditions related to this disease.
Conditions with similar signs and symptoms from Orphanet
Differential diagnosis includes Friedreich ataxia, ataxia with vitamin E deficiency, AOA1, ataxia-telangiectasia, ataxia-telangiectasia-like disorder, autosomal recessive spastic ataxia of Charlevoix-Saguenay.
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