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Leigh Syndrome: Report of a Rare Case with Late Onset Presentation

AL-Kindy College Medical Journal

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Title Leigh Syndrome: Report of a Rare Case with Late Onset Presentation
 
Creator Hassan, Qays A.
 
Description Leigh's syndrome, or sub acute necrotizing encephalomyelopathy, is a rare inherited neurometabolic disease of infancy and early childhood with variable course and prognosis. Rarely, it occurs in juveniles and adults. The diagnosis is difficult and still remains to challenge the clinicians on the basis of history; hence the role of imaging is very essential. It is the neuroimaging, chiefly the Magnetic Resonance Imaging showing characteristic symmetrical necrotic lesions in the basal ganglia and/or brain stem that leads to the diagnosis. Late-onset varieties are rare and only few cases were reported all over the world. Here, I report a case of late onset (juvenile) Leigh syndrome presenting with an acute polyneuropathy. Neuroimaging confirmed it to be a case of Leigh syndrome.
 
Publisher AL-Kindy College Medical Journal
 
Date 2018-10-31
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://jkmc.uobaghdad.edu.iq/index.php/MEDICAL/article/view/25
 
Source مجلة كلية طب الكندي; مجلد 14 عدد 1 (2018): AL-KINDY COLLEGE MEDICAL JOURNAL; 87-89
AL-Kindy College Medical Journal; Vol 14 No 1 (2018): AL-KINDY COLLEGE MEDICAL JOURNAL; 87-89
2521-4365
1810-9543
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://jkmc.uobaghdad.edu.iq/index.php/MEDICAL/article/view/25/21
 
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