Familial Poliodystrophy, Mitochondrial Myopathy, and Lactate Acidemia

Zwi H. Hart, Chung Ho Chang, Eugene V.D. Perrin, Joseph S. Neerunjun, Ram Ayyar

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

64 Scopus citations


A description is given of a case in a 16 yr old boy who has a progressive dementia and seizures. On investigation, he was found to have a mitochondrial myopathy and elevated lactate and pyruvate levels in the blood and cerebrospinal fluid. His sister died at 18 yr of age of a similar condition. The additional finding of a low oxygen consumption suggests a defect of oxidative pathways as the underlying of the of disease process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)180-185
Number of pages6
JournalArchives of neurology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Neurology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Familial Poliodystrophy, Mitochondrial Myopathy, and Lactate Acidemia'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Hart, Z. H., Chang, C. H., Perrin, E. V. D., Neerunjun, J. S., & Ayyar, R. (1977). Familial Poliodystrophy, Mitochondrial Myopathy, and Lactate Acidemia. Archives of neurology, 34(3), 180-185. https://doi.org/10.1001/archneur.1977.00500150066013