Mitochondrial encephalomyopathy

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Mitochondrial encephalomyopathy
Classification and external resources
ICD-9-CM 277.87
MeSH D017237

A Mitochondrial encephalomyopathy is a form of encephalomyopathy that is associated with a mitochondrial disease.

Examples include MELAS and MERRF. These conditions can sometimes present together.[1][2]

KSS is sometimes included in this category,[3] but it is not included in this category in MeSH.


  1. ^ Melone MA, Tessa A, Petrini S, et al. (February 2004). "Revelation of a new mitochondrial DNA mutation (G12147A) in a MELAS/MERFF phenotype". Arch. Neurol. 61 (2): 269–72. PMID 14967777. doi:10.1001/archneur.61.2.269. 
  2. ^ Naini AB, Lu J, Kaufmann P, et al. (March 2005). "Novel mitochondrial DNA ND5 mutation in a patient with clinical features of MELAS and MERRF". Arch. Neurol. 62 (3): 473–6. PMID 15767514. doi:10.1001/archneur.62.3.473. 
  3. ^ Crimmins D, Morris JG, Walker GL, et al. (August 1993). "Mitochondrial encephalomyopathy: variable clinical expression within a single kindred". J. Neurol. Neurosurg. Psychiatr. 56 (8): 900–5. PMC 1015147Freely accessible. PMID 8350109. doi:10.1136/jnnp.56.8.900.