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Mitochondrial myopathy and lactic acidaemia with myoclonic epilepsy, ataxia and hypothalamic infertility: a variant of Ramsay-Hunt syndrome?
  1. R B Fitzsimons,
  2. P Clifton-Bligh,
  3. W H Wolfenden

    Abstract

    A case of mitochondrial myopathy and lactic acidaemia with myoclonic epilepsy, cerebellar ataxia and high-tone hearing loss is presented. There was no ptosis or ophthalmoplegia. Endocrine investigations showed a defect in hypothalamic function which was a likely cause of infertility. The case is compared with previously reported examples of mitochondrial myopathy with myoclonic epilepsy, and contrasted with the Kearns-Sayre syndrome. It is concluded that mitochondrial myopathy, myoclonic epilepsy and ataxia may be distinguishing features of a specific familial disease, which on presentation may mimic the Ramsay-Hung syndrome.

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