Early manifestations of MELAS may be easily overlooked

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Tags : anti-mitochondrialantibodies, myopathy, autoimmune, cardiacinvolvement, arrhythmias

Category : Letters to editor

Authors : Josef Finsterer

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In a recent article Tetsuka et al. described a 58yo Japanese female with presumed late-onset mitochondrial disorder (MID) in whom stroke-like episodes (SLEs) were initially misinterpreted as ischemic stroke [1].