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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.
Kimata KG, Gordan L, Ajax ET, Davis PH, Grabowski T. A Case of Late-Onset MELAS. Arch Neurol. 1998;55(5):722–725. doi:10.1001/archneur.55.5.722
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