Rare mtDNA variants in Leber hereditary optic neuropathy families with recurrence of myoclonus.

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the mechanisms underlying myoclonus in Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON). METHODS Five patients and one unaffected carrier from two Italian families bearing the homoplasmic 11778/ND4 and 3460/ND1 mutations underwent a uniform investigation including neurophysiologic studies, muscle biopsy, serum lactic acid after exercise… (More)
DOI: 10.1212/01.wnl.0000295505.74234.d0

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