POLG gene mutation. Clinico-neuropathological study.

Journal: Folia Neuropathologica
Abstract

We present a female patient with a mutation of the POLG gene (POLG DNA polymerase gamma, catalytic subunit; *174763) in which the clinical course suggested a mitochondrial disease, a neuropathological examination identified the syndrome more closely, and a genetic test confirmed the disease. Apart from the morphological lesions typical of Alpers-Huttenlocher syndrome, rarely observed symmetrical degenerative changes in the accessory olivary nuclei were found. It was unusual in the clinical course of the disease that pancreatitis was diagnosed before symptoms of liver failure appeared.

Authors
Sylwia Tarka, ilena Laure-Kamionowska, eresa Wierzba-Bobrowicz, atarzyna Witulska, lżbieta Ciara, rystyna Szymańska, aweł Krajewski, omasz Stępień, lbert Acewicz, aulina Felczak

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