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Friedreich ataxia in a family from Mali, West Africa
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  • Cheick Abdel Kader Cissé,
  • Lassana Cissé,
  • Hamidou O Bah,
  • Oumar Samassékou,
  • Assiatou Simaga,
  • Abdoulaye Tamega,
  • Salimata Diarra,
  • Seybou Hassane Diallo,
  • Thomas Coulibaly,
  • Salimata Diallo,
  • Abdoulaye Yalcouye,
  • Alassane Baneye Maiga,
  • Mohamed Kéita,
  • Kenneth Fischbeck,
  • Sekou Fantamady Traore,
  • Cheick Guinto,
  • Guida Landouré
Cheick Abdel Kader Cissé
Universite des Sciences des Techniques et des Technologies de Bamako Faculte de Medecine et d'Odontostomatologie
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Lassana Cissé
Service de Neurologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire du Point “G”,
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Hamidou O Bah
Service de Cardiologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Gabriel Touré, Bamako, Mali
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Oumar Samassékou
University of Sherbrooke
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Assiatou Simaga
Universite des Sciences des Techniques et des Technologies de Bamako Faculte de Medecine et d'Odontostomatologie
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Abdoulaye Tamega
University of Sciences Techniques and Technologies of Bamako
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Salimata Diarra
Universite des Sciences des Techniques et des Technologies de Bamako Faculte de Medecine et d'Odontostomatologie
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Seybou Hassane Diallo
University of Sciences Techniques and Technologies of Bamako Faculty of Medicine Odontostomatology
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Thomas Coulibaly
University of Sciences Techniques and Technologies of Bamako Faculty of Medicine Odontostomatology
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Salimata Diallo
Service de Neurologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Gabriel Touré, Bamako, Mali
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Abdoulaye Yalcouye
University of Sciences Techniques and Technologies of Bamako Faculty of Medicine Odontostomatology
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Alassane Baneye Maiga
Service de Neurologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire du Point “G”,
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Mohamed Kéita
Universite des Sciences des Techniques et des Technologies de Bamako Faculte de Medecine et d'Odontostomatologie
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Kenneth Fischbeck
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
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Sekou Fantamady Traore
Malaria Research and Training Center
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Cheick Guinto
Universite des Sciences des Techniques et des Technologies de Bamako Faculte de Medecine et d'Odontostomatologie
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Guida Landouré
Universite des Sciences des Techniques et des Technologies de Bamako Faculte de Medecine et d'Odontostomatologie
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Abstract

Friedreich ataxia is the most common inherited ataxia in the world, but yet to be reported in black African. We report the first genetically confirmed case in a West African family. Studying genetic diseases in populations with diverse backgrounds may give new insights into their pathophysiology for future therapeutic targets.

Peer review status:ACCEPTED

12 Feb 2021Submitted to Clinical Case Reports
15 Feb 2021Assigned to Editor
15 Feb 2021Submission Checks Completed
24 Feb 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
27 Feb 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
07 Mar 2021Editorial Decision: Accept