The neuropsychological features of mitochondrial myopathies and encephalomyopathies.

  title={The neuropsychological features of mitochondrial myopathies and encephalomyopathies.},
  author={Luke D. Kartsounis and D D Troung and John A. Morgan-Hughes and Anita E. Harding},
  journal={Archives of neurology},
  volume={49 2},
Detailed testing of higher cerebral function was performed in 36 patients with mitochondrial myopathies and encephalomyopathies. Fourteen of these patients were thought to be cognitively impaired on clinical grounds. The assessments included tests of general intellectual ability and focal tests of memory, language, and perception. Twenty-one (58%) of the 36 patients who were tested had evidence of general intellectual deterioration, with focal cognitive deficits of variable degree. Of the… CONTINUE READING

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