MELAS syndrome: Characteristic migrainous and epileptic features and maternal transmission

P. Montagna, R. Gallassi, R. Medori, E. Govoni, M. Zeviani, S. Di Mauro, E. Lugaresi, F. Andermann

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Abstract

Severe prolonged migrainous symptoms and prolonged partial status epilepticus are characteristic features of the MELAS syndrome (mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes). Maternal transmission previously found in myoclonus epilepsy and ragged-red fibers (MERRF), another mitochondrial disease, is suggested in this disorder as well.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)751-754
Number of pages4
JournalNeurology
Volume38
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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