Mitochondrial diseases and epilepsy.

  title={Mitochondrial diseases and epilepsy.},
  author={Laurence A Bindoff and Bernt Andreas Engelsen},
  volume={53 Suppl 4},
The mitochondrial respiratory chain is the final common pathway for energy production. Defects affecting this pathway can give rise to disease that presents at any age and affects any tissue. However, irrespective of genetic defect, epilepsy is common and there is a significant risk of status epilepticus. This review summarizes our current understanding of the epilepsy that occurs in mitochondrial disease, focusing on three of the most common disorders: mitochondrial myopathy encephalopathy… CONTINUE READING
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