"MELAS" Syndrome with Confusion and Lactic Acidosis (Case Report)


Cekmen N., Bedel P., Erdemli O.

NEUROLOGY PSYCHIATRY AND BRAIN RESEARCH, vol.15, no.4, pp.197-202, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Title of Journal : NEUROLOGY PSYCHIATRY AND BRAIN RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.197-202

Abstract

Introduction: MELAS characterized as mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, lactic acidosis, stroke-like episodes syndrome is a hereditary, progressive and a neurodegenerative disorder with mutations in mitochondrial DNA. Herewith, we aimed to present rarely seen a possible adult onset of MELAS syndrome with clinical demonstration of unconsciousness, myopathy and lactic acidosis.