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Mitochondrial myopathy

Mitochondrial myopathy
Classification & external resources
Simplified structure of a typical mitochondrion
ICD-10 G71.3
MeSH D017240

Mitochondrial myopathy are a type of myopathy associated with mitochondrial disease.

Examples include:

  • Myoclonic epilepsy and ragged-red fibers (MERRF)
    • progressive myoclonic epilepsy
    • clumps of diseased mitochondria accumulate in the subsarcolemmal region of the muscle fiber and appear as "ragged-red fibers" when muscle is stained with modified Gomori trichrome stain
    • short stature
  • Kearns-Sayre syndrome (KSS)
    • external ophthalmoplegia
    • cardiac conduction defects
    • sensory-neural hearing loss
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