Delayed diagnosis of kearns-sayre syndrome in a 38-year-old male patient: A case report


Yerdelen D. , Koc F., Koc Z.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE, vol.118, no.2, pp.267-275, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 118 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00207450701242669
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.267-275

Abstract

Kearns-Sayre syndrome is a rare disorder caused by mitochondrial deoxyribonucleic acid deletion. It is characterized by a triad of progressive external ophthalmoplegia, initial symptoms that develop before the age of 20 years, and pigmentary retinopathy. Multisystem involvement is frequently associated with those features. Ragged red fibers can be identified during histopathologic examination and confirmed by electron microscopy. In this article, the case of a 38-year-old mail with Keams-Sayre syndrome in whom diagnosis was delayed despite abundant clinical evidence is presented. A brief review of clinical and laboratory findings in patients with that disorder is also provided.