Progressive ptosis in children as a presenting sign of Kearns-Sayre syndrome

R. Gal*, E. Lahat

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Mitochondrial encephalopathies represent a heterogeneous group of various neurological syndromes caused by defects in mitochondrial metabolism. All clinical syndromes can be subdivided by type of biochemical defect into 3 subgroups: defective oxidation, defects in pyruvate metabolism and various defects in the respiratory chain. We present a 12-year-old girl admitted for evaluation of progressive ptosis over a period of 3 years, diagnosed as having the rare mitochondrial encephalopathy, Kearns-Sayre syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108-110, 174
Issue number2
StatePublished - 16 Jan 2000
Externally publishedYes


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