[Follow-up studies and disorders of endocrinologic function in MELAS syndrome].

The clinical course of MELAS syndrome (mitochondrial myopathy, encephalopathy, lactic acidosis, stroke-like episodes) is described in five cases. The age of onset was 9.2 years on average. Cerebral symptoms occurred at an age of 24.6 years on average. The diagnosis was only made later. Three patients died during the follow-up period. The mean age at death… CONTINUE READING