Spastic paraplegia type 7
A form of hereditary spastic ataxia characterized by an onset usually in adulthood (but ranging from 10-72 years) of progressive bilateral lower limb weakness and spasticity and sometimes predominant cerebellar ataxia. In addition to frequent sphincter dysfunction and decreased vibratory sense at the ankles manifestations may include optical neuropathy nystagmus blepharoptosis ophthalmoplegia decreased hearing scoliosis pes cavus motor and sensory neuropathy muscle atrophy parkinsonism and dystonia.
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Cure Mito Foundation
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Genetic Support Network of Victoria
The Genetic Support Network of Victoria is an organisation that supports people living with genetic, undiagnosed and rare conditions and those who support them including community and families, patient support organisations, health professionals and industry. Our vision is our community flourishing and living their best lives.
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Louisiana Metabolic Disorders Coalition
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Mississippi Metabolics Foundation
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National Ataxia Foundation
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Syndromes Without A Name (SWAN) Australia
Provide information, support and advocacy to families caring for a child with an undiagnosed or rare genetic condition.
United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (UMDF)
Promoting research and education for the diagnosis, treatment and cure of mitochondrial disorders and to provide support to affected individuals and families. We are driven by a nationwide community of ambassadors solely focused on supporting patients and families affected by mitochondrial disease. We are committed and energized to make a difference by funding the best science in the world.
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