Mitochondrial encephalomyopathy

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Mitochondrial encephalomyopathy
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a)Abnormal signals in the left occipital, parietal, and temporal lobes b)abnormal MRI signals shifted to the right side from previous left side; symmetrical lesions at the lenticular nuclei

A mitochondrial encephalomyopathy is a form of encephalomyopathy that is associated with a mitochondrial disease. MELAS syndrome Examples include MELAS syndrome and MERRF syndrome. These conditions can sometimes present together.[1][2]

KSS is sometimes included in this category,[3] but it is not included in this category in MeSH.


  1. Melone MA, Tessa A, Petrini S, et al. (February 2004). "Revelation of a new mitochondrial DNA mutation (G12147A) in a MELAS/MERFF phenotype". Arch. Neurol. 61 (2): 269–72. doi:10.1001/archneur.61.2.269. PMID 14967777.
  2. Naini AB, Lu J, Kaufmann P, et al. (March 2005). "Novel mitochondrial DNA ND5 mutation in a patient with clinical features of MELAS and MERRF". Arch. Neurol. 62 (3): 473–6. doi:10.1001/archneur.62.3.473. PMID 15767514.
  3. Crimmins D, Morris JG, Walker GL, et al. (August 1993). "Mitochondrial encephalomyopathy: variable clinical expression within a single kindred". J. Neurol. Neurosurg. Psychiatry. 56 (8): 900–5. doi:10.1136/jnnp.56.8.900. PMC 1015147. PMID 8350109.

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