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SPECT findings in mitochondrial encephalomyopathy.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
Publication Date
Volume
39
Issue
6
Pages
961–964
Identifiers
PMID: 9627326
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The rCBF was altered specifically in patients with MELAS, suggesting that brain perfusion SPECT will be useful in diagnosing and assessing such patients. The decreased cerebral perfusion reserve in patients with MELAS may represent an important feature of the pathogenesis of the strokelike episodes. The SPECT findings of patients with other types of MEM (MERRF, KSS and CCOD) were normal.

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