Problem

MELAS syndrome

Nature:

Mitochondrial encephalopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes (MELAS) is one of the family of mitochondrial cytopathies, which also include MERRF, and Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy. It was first characterized under this name in 1984. A feature of these diseases is that they are caused by defects in the mitochondrial genome which is inherited purely from the female parent.

Broader Problems:
Lipid metabolic diseases
Values:
Syndrome
Subject(s):
Medicine Pathology
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
24.12.2017 – 21:21 CET