Neurological Disorders

ISSN: 2329-6895

Open Access

Josef Finsterer

Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung,
Postfach 20, 1180 Vienna

  • Research Article
    Frequency, Clinical Manifestation and Treatment of Mitochondrial Epilepsy
    Author(s): Josef Finsterer and Sinda Zarrouk-MahjoubJosef Finsterer and Sinda Zarrouk-Mahjoub

    Epilepsy in mitochondrial disorders (MIDs, mitochondrial epilepsy) is an increasingly recognised topic, due to the increasing prevalence of mitochondrial disorders also in adult patients. Aim of the study was to describe mitochondrial epilepsy as a dominant or collateral feature of the phenotype in syndromic and non-syndromic MIDs. Syndromic MIDs obligatory associated with epilepsy include MELAS-syndrome, MERRF-syndrome, Leigh-syndrome, myoclonic epilepsy, myopathy and sensory ataxia (MEMSA)-syndrome, also known as spino-cerebellar ataxia with epilepsy (SCAE), ANS, and Alpers-Huttenlocher-disease. Occasionally, mitochondrial epilepsy occurs in LHON, NARP, MILS, MIDD, CPEO, KSS, IOSCA, or LBSL. All types of seizures occur in mitochondrial epilepsy but in adult patients most frequently generalized tonic-clonic seizures, partial seizures, myoclonic seizures, or epilepsia partialis contin.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2329-6895.1000151

    Abstract PDF

Relevant Topics

Google Scholar citation report
Citations: 1253

Neurological Disorders received 1253 citations as per Google Scholar report

Neurological Disorders peer review process verified at publons

Indexed In

arrow_upward arrow_upward