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Serum vitamin E concentrations are normal in Friedreich's ataxia.
  1. D P Muller,
  2. S Matthews,
  3. A E Harding


    Serum vitamin E concentrations and vitamin E:cholesterol ratios in 31 patients with Friedreich's ataxia were not significantly different from values obtained from either disabled or ambulant control subjects. Although the clinical features of Friedreich's ataxia are similar to those associated with severe vitamin E deficiency, there are subtle but important clinical and neurophysiological differences between the two disorders.

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