How is myoclonic epilepsy with ragged red fibers (MERRF) characterized?

Updated: May 30, 2019
  • Author: David Y Ko, MD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Myoclonic epilepsy with ragged red fibers (MERRF) is characterized by myoclonus, seizures, and ataxia; myopathy, hearing loss, and vision loss can also occur. Genetic tests are available for these disorders.


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