Head Trauma as a Precipitating Factor for Late-onset Leigh Syndrome: a Case Report

@inproceedings{Ashrafi2017HeadTA,
  title={Head Trauma as a Precipitating Factor for Late-onset Leigh Syndrome: a Case Report},
  author={Farzad Ashrafi and Hossein Pakdaman and Mehran Arabahmadi and Behdad Behnam},
  booktitle={Emergency},
  year={2017}
}
Leigh syndrome is a severe progressive neurodegenerative disorder with different clinical presentationsthat usually becomes apparent in the first year of life and rarely in late childhood and elderly years. It is causedby failure of mitochondrial respiratory chain and often results in regression of both mental and motor skills and might even lead to death. In some of the inherited neurodegenerative diseases like Alexander disease, head trauma is reported as a trigger for onset of the disease… CONTINUE READING

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