Two Siblings with Different Presentation of Melas

  • Qin Jian Low Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Sultanah Nora Ismail, Jalan Korma, Taman Soga, 83000, Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia
  • Siti Baizura Binti Abdul Kadzir Department of Radiology, Hospital Sultanah Nora Ismail, Jalan Korma, Taman Soga, 83000, Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia
  • Seng Wee Cheo Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Lahad Datu, Peti Bersurat 60065, 91110, Lahad Datu, Sabah, Malaysia
Keywords: MELAS, Stroke

Abstract

Mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes (MELAS) is a rare disease. It is a maternally inherited multisystem disorder caused by mutations of the mitochondrial DNA. MELAS usually occur during childhood period after a normal early development. Commonly, the patients will have a relapsing and remitting course of illness with stroke like episodes and seizures. It will subsequently lead to progressive neurological dysfunction and memory problems. We would like to present two siblings who presented to us with different age of onset and presentation of their illness.

Bangladesh J Medicine July 2019; 30(2) : 96-99

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2019-05-27
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Low, Q., Kadzir, S. B., & Cheo, S. (2019). Two Siblings with Different Presentation of Melas. Bangladesh Journal of Medicine, 30(2), 96-99. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjmed.v30i2.41537
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