Juvenile Alpers disease ARCHIVES OF NEUROLOGY Wiltshire, E., Davidzon, G., DiMauro, S., Akman, H. O., Sadleir, L., Haas, L., Zuccollo, J., McEwen, A., Thorburn, D. R. 2008; 65 (1): 121-124


Alpers disease is commonly associated with polymerase gamma deficiency and usually affects infants or young children.To report a juvenile case of Alpers disease due to mutations in the polymerase gamma gene (POLG1).Clinical, pathologic, biochemical, and molecular analysis.Tertiary care university hospital and academic institutions.A 17-year-old adolescent girl with intractable epilepsy and liver disease.Clinical course and pathologic, biochemical, and molecular features.Biochemical and pathologic evidence suggested a respiratory chain defect, which was confirmed by enzyme analysis of the liver. Mutational analysis of POLG1 showed 2 novel mutations: T851A and R1047W.The POLG1 mutations can cause juvenile and childhood Alpers disease.

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