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Table 1 The characteristics of both FRDA and control cases used within this study

From: Purkinje cell injury, structural plasticity and fusion in patients with Friedreich’s ataxia

Case Pathological diagnosis Sex (M/F) Age (years) Cause of death
1 FRDA F 33 Heart Failure
2 FRDA M 46 Pneumonia
3 FRDA M 50 Pneumonia
4 FRDA/FRDA variant F 66 Pneumonia
5 FRDA F 42 Pneumonia
6 FRDA M 51 Pulmonary Embolism
7 FRDA M 47 Not known
8 FRDA F n/a Not known
mean    47.9  
SE    4.5  
1 Control M 82 Not known
2 Control M 88 Prostate cancer, bone metastases
3 Control M 68 Heart failure, fibrosing alveolitis, coronary artery artheroma
4 Control M 84 Bladder cancer, pneumonia
5 Control M 82 Myelodysplastic syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis
mean    80.8  
SE    3.4