Leigh syndrome (LS) is an early-onset progressive neurodegenerative disorder, characterized by a wide clinical and genetic heterogeneity, and is the most frequent disorder of mitochondrial energy production in children. Beside its great variability in clinical, biochemical, and genetic features, LS is pathologically uniformly characterized by multifocal bilateral and symmetric spongiform degeneration of the basal ganglia, brainstem, thalamus, cerebellum, spinal cord, and optic nerves. Isolated complex I deficiency is the most common defect identified in Leigh syndrome. In 2011, the first child with a mutation of NDUFA10 gene, coding for an accessory subunits of complex I, was described. Here, we present an additional description of a child with Leigh syndrome harboring a homozygous mutation in NDUFA10, providing insights in clinical, biochemical, and neuroradiologic features for future earlier recognition.

Widening the Heterogeneity of Leigh Syndrome: Clinical, Biochemical, and Neuroradiologic Features in a Patient Harboring a NDUFA10 Mutation

Minoia, Francesca;Bertamino, Marta;Rossi, Andrea;Fiorillo, Chiara;Minetti, Carlo;Di Rocco, Maja
2017

Abstract

Leigh syndrome (LS) is an early-onset progressive neurodegenerative disorder, characterized by a wide clinical and genetic heterogeneity, and is the most frequent disorder of mitochondrial energy production in children. Beside its great variability in clinical, biochemical, and genetic features, LS is pathologically uniformly characterized by multifocal bilateral and symmetric spongiform degeneration of the basal ganglia, brainstem, thalamus, cerebellum, spinal cord, and optic nerves. Isolated complex I deficiency is the most common defect identified in Leigh syndrome. In 2011, the first child with a mutation of NDUFA10 gene, coding for an accessory subunits of complex I, was described. Here, we present an additional description of a child with Leigh syndrome harboring a homozygous mutation in NDUFA10, providing insights in clinical, biochemical, and neuroradiologic features for future earlier recognition.
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