MELAS Syndrome and Sensorineural Deafness

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MELAS (mitochondrial myopathy, encephalopathy, lactic acidosis and stroke-like episodes) is a rare syndrome that can elude the unsuspicious surgeon or physician. The presentation is often non-specific and diagnosis requires a high index of suspicion in addition to a detailed history, examination and investigations. It often contributes to hearing loss and must therefore be borne in mind when assessing young patients with this complaint.

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  • Authors: J K C Chan, C Mamais & N Kumar
  • Keywords: MELAS, mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, sensorineural hearing loss.
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