MELAS with A3243G mutation presenting with occipital status epilepticus.

@article{Karkare2009MELASWA,
  title={MELAS with A3243G mutation presenting with occipital status epilepticus.},
  author={Shefali N Karkare and Sabiha R Merchant and G. Solomon and Murray Engel and B. Kosofsky},
  journal={Journal of child neurology},
  year={2009},
  volume={24 12},
  pages={1564-7}
}
Mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes (MELAS) is a mitochondrial disorder commonly caused by the A3243G mutation. We report a patient who initially presented with visual hallucinations, headaches, and nonconvulsive status epilepticus originating in left occipital lobe who subsequently progressed to have multifocal seizures. His magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed subtle T2 hyperintensity at first presentation that subsequently fully resolved. He then had… CONTINUE READING