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May 1998

A Case of Late-Onset MELAS

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Neurology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City.

Arch Neurol. 1998;55(5):722-725. doi:10.1001/archneur.55.5.722

We describe a 60-year-old man with MELAS syndrome (mitochondrial myopathy, encephalopathy, lactic acidosis, and strokelike episodes) and discuss the mitochondrial DNA point mutation 3243. A diagnosis of MELAS should be considered in the appropriate clinical setting at any age.