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mitochondrial encephalopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes; a familial type of mitochondrial encephalopathy, of maternal (mitochondrial) inheritance.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
MELAS syndromeThe combination of Mitochondrial myopathy, Encephalopathy, Lactic Acidosis and Stroke-like attacks. The syndrome also features retinal degeneration leading to visual field defects, and sometime hemiplegia.
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