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MERRF Syndrome

"MERRF Syndrome" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A mitochondrial encephalomyopathy characterized clinically by a mixed seizure disorder, myoclonus, progressive ataxia, spasticity, and a mild myopathy. Dysarthria, optic atrophy, growth retardation, deafness, and dementia may also occur. This condition tends to present in childhood and to be transmitted via maternal lineage. Muscle biopsies reveal ragged-red fibers and respiratory chain enzymatic defects. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p986)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "MERRF Syndrome" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "MERRF Syndrome" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 4 publications over 4 distinct years, with a maximum of 1 publications in 2003 and 2004 and 2007 and 2008
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