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

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Montagna, P., Gallassi, R., Medori, R., Govoni, E., Zeviani, M., Di Mauro, S., ... Andermann, F. (1988). MELAS syndrome: Characteristic migrainous and epileptic features and maternal transmission. Neurology, 38(5), 751-754.

MELAS syndrome : Characteristic migrainous and epileptic features and maternal transmission. / Montagna, P.; Gallassi, R.; Medori, R.; Govoni, E.; Zeviani, M.; Di Mauro, S.; Lugaresi, E.; Andermann, F.

In: Neurology, Vol. 38, No. 5, 1988, p. 751-754.

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Montagna, P, Gallassi, R, Medori, R, Govoni, E, Zeviani, M, Di Mauro, S, Lugaresi, E & Andermann, F 1988, 'MELAS syndrome: Characteristic migrainous and epileptic features and maternal transmission', Neurology, vol. 38, no. 5, pp. 751-754.
Montagna P, Gallassi R, Medori R, Govoni E, Zeviani M, Di Mauro S et al. MELAS syndrome: Characteristic migrainous and epileptic features and maternal transmission. Neurology. 1988;38(5):751-754.
Montagna, P. ; Gallassi, R. ; Medori, R. ; Govoni, E. ; Zeviani, M. ; Di Mauro, S. ; Lugaresi, E. ; Andermann, F. / MELAS syndrome : Characteristic migrainous and epileptic features and maternal transmission. In: Neurology. 1988 ; Vol. 38, No. 5. pp. 751-754.
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