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March 1977

Familial Poliodystrophy, Mitochondrial Myopathy, and Lactate Acidemia

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Neurology (Drs Hart and Ayyar) and Pathology (Drs Chang and Perrin), Children's Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University, Detroit, and the Jerry Lewis Muscle Research Center (Dr Neerunjun), Hammersmith Hospital, London.

Arch Neurol. 1977;34(3):180-185. doi:10.1001/archneur.1977.00500150066013

• We describe a 16-year-old boy who has a progressive dementia and seizures. On investigation, he was found to have a mitochondrial myopathy and elevated lactate levels in the blood and cerebrospinal fluid. His sister died at 18 years of age of a similar condition.

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