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Abdominal pain and vomiting as first sign of mitochondrial disease

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We describe a patient in whom abdominal pain and vomiting were the presenting symptoms of Mitochondrial Myopathy Encephalopathy, Lactic Acidosis with Stroke-like episodes syndrome (MELAS). Mitochondrial disorders usually present with neurological symptoms or with myopathic features at any age. Although many patients develop visceral symptoms at a certain moment during the course of the disease, only in a minority of patients these symptoms are the unique presenting ones. The proband was initially diagnosed as having gastro-oesophageal reflux and it was only after detailed clinical history that in underlying metabolic defect was suspected and the molecular defect identified.
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EPISODES MELAS, LACTIC-ACIDOSIS, DISORDERS, ENCEPHALOMYOPATHY, DIAGNOSIS, MYOPATHY, CHILDREN

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Van Biervliet, Stephanie, PATRICK VERLOO, SASKIA VANDE VELDE, Myriam Van Winckel, Joél Smet, S Seneca, L De Meirleir, and Rudy Van Coster. 2009. “Abdominal Pain and Vomiting as First Sign of Mitochondrial Disease.” Acta Gastro-enterologica Belgica 72 (3): 365–368.
APA
Van Biervliet, Stephanie, VERLOO, P., VANDE VELDE, S., Van Winckel, M., Smet, J., Seneca, S., De Meirleir, L., et al. (2009). Abdominal pain and vomiting as first sign of mitochondrial disease. ACTA GASTRO-ENTEROLOGICA BELGICA, 72(3), 365–368.
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Van Biervliet S, VERLOO P, VANDE VELDE S, Van Winckel M, Smet J, Seneca S, et al. Abdominal pain and vomiting as first sign of mitochondrial disease. ACTA GASTRO-ENTEROLOGICA BELGICA. BRUSSELS: UNIV CATHOLIQUE LOUVAIN-UCL; 2009;72(3):365–8.
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Van Biervliet, Stephanie, PATRICK VERLOO, SASKIA VANDE VELDE, et al. “Abdominal Pain and Vomiting as First Sign of Mitochondrial Disease.” ACTA GASTRO-ENTEROLOGICA BELGICA 72.3 (2009): 365–368. Print.
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  abstract     = {We describe a patient in whom abdominal pain and vomiting were the presenting symptoms of Mitochondrial Myopathy Encephalopathy, Lactic Acidosis with Stroke-like episodes syndrome (MELAS). Mitochondrial disorders usually present with neurological symptoms or with myopathic features at any age. Although many patients develop visceral symptoms at a certain moment during the course of the disease, only in a minority of patients these symptoms are the unique presenting ones. The proband was initially diagnosed as having gastro-oesophageal reflux and it was only after detailed clinical history that in underlying metabolic defect was suspected and the molecular defect identified.},
  author       = {Van Biervliet, Stephanie and Verloo, Patrick and Vande Velde, Saskia and Van Winckel, Myriam and Smet, Jo{\'e}l and Seneca, S and De Meirleir, L and Van Coster, Rudy},
  issn         = {0001-5644},
  journal      = {ACTA GASTRO-ENTEROLOGICA BELGICA},
  keyword      = {EPISODES MELAS,LACTIC-ACIDOSIS,DISORDERS,ENCEPHALOMYOPATHY,DIAGNOSIS,MYOPATHY,CHILDREN},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {365--368},
  publisher    = {UNIV CATHOLIQUE LOUVAIN-UCL},
  title        = {Abdominal pain and vomiting as first sign of mitochondrial disease},
  volume       = {72},
  year         = {2009},
}

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