Symmetric basal ganglia calcification in a 9-year-old child with MELAS.

@article{Chung2005SymmetricBG,
  title={Symmetric basal ganglia calcification in a 9-year-old child with MELAS.},
  author={Scott Lee Chung and Stephanie A Chen and W. -J. Chen and Chien-Chang Lee},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2005},
  volume={65 9},
  pages={
          E19
        }
}
A9-year-old boy presented with headache, vomiting, and leftward eye gaze deviation. On examination, left homonymous hemianopia, horizontal nystagmus, and anisocoric pupils were noted. Brain CT disclosed symmetric calcification in basal ganglia (figure A). Blood examination showed lactic academia. Further MRI revealed right occipito-temporo-parietal cortical hyperintensities (figure, B and C). Muscle biopsy revealed raggedred fibers, and genetic study showed an A3243G point mutation, confirming… CONTINUE READING

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