Thursday, August 13, 2015

Mitochondrial causes of epilepsy

Steele HE, Chinnery PF. Mitochondrial Causes of Epilepsy: Evaluation,
Diagnosis, and Treatment. Semin Neurol. 2015 Jun;35(3):300-9.


Mitochondrial disorders are frequently associated with seizures. In this review, the authors discuss the seizure patterns and distinguishing features of mitochondrial epilepsy, alongside the indications for investigating, and how to investigate epilepsy from a mitochondrial perspective. Finally, they discuss management strategies for this complex group of patients.

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