Kearns-Sayre syndrome - A case report


Altunbasak S. , Bingol G., Ozbarlas N., Akcoren Z., Herguner O.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.40, no.2, pp.255-259, 1998 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.255-259

Abstract

Kearns-Sayre syndrome (KSS) is a mitochondrial disorder. There is a large-scale mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) deletion in most of the cases. In this article, a case of KSS who has progressive external ophthalmoplegia (PEO), retinitis pigmentosa (RP), complete heart block, encephalopathy attacks, type-I diabetes mellitus, ragged-red fiber (RRF) and lactic acidosis is presented and discussed in light of the literature available on this subjects. Diagnosis is confirmed by determination of mtDNA deletion.