Epilepsy and McArdle Disease in a Child


İNCECİK F., HERGUNER O. M., MERT G., BESEN S., KOR D., YILMAZ B., ...More

CUKUROVA MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.40, pp.5-7, 2015 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Journal Name: CUKUROVA MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.5-7
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

McArdle's disease, defined by the lack of functional glycogen phosphorylase in striated muscle, is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait. Patients typically suffer from reduced exercise tolerance, with muscle cramps and pain provoked by exercise, along with easy fatigability and weakness after exercise. Following prolonged exertion, contractures, rhabdomyolysis, and myoglobinuria may occur. Central nervous system symptoms have rarely been reported in McArdle disease. In this case report, a 13-year-old boy with epilepsy and McArdle's disease is presented.