Familial Mitochondrial Myopathies

  • G. F. Walter
  • S. Tassin
  • J. M. Brucher
Part of the Acta Neuropathologica Supplementum book series (NEUROPATHOLOGIC, volume 7)


Mitochondrial myoencephalopathies might be defined as diseases with mitochondrial alterations in skeletal muscle and brain, often combined with mitochondrial alterations in other organs. Examples are Reye’s syndrome (8, 9) kinky hair syndrome (3, 4) and Zellweger’s syndrome (5, 6).

Key words

mitochondrial myoencephalopathy Leigh’s syndrome cardiomyopathy 


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© Springer-Verlag 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. F. Walter
    • 1
    • 3
  • S. Tassin
    • 2
  • J. M. Brucher
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Pathological AnatomyUniversity of GrazAustria
  2. 2.Institute of NeuropathologyCatholic University of LouvainBelgium
  3. 3.Institute of Pathological AnatomyUniversity of GrazGrazAustria

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