MELAS syndrome mimicking somatoform disorder

Gabriella Inczedy-Farkas, Viktoria Remenyi, Agnes Meszaros, Aniko Gal, Gyorgy Blasko, B. Bereznai, Maria Judit Molnar

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Abstract

Background: Mitochondrial disorders are underdiagnosed and the variable symptomatology, which is not always explained by the medical test results and often includes mental symptoms, can mimic somatoform disorder. Method: Case report of a woman with multisystemic symptomatology arising from mitochondrial dysfunction diagnosed as somatoform disorder, which impaired her eligibility for incapacity benefit. Result: Longitudinal follow-up, the synthesis of clinical symptoms, and laboratory data of the reported case suggested mitochondrial disease. Genetic testing proved the presence of the A3243G base substitution, the most common mutation of the mitochondrial DNA, presenting as MELAS (mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, lactic acidosis, stroke-like episodes) syndrome. Conclusion: The authors wish to demonstrate the importance of multidisciplinary approach in the diagnostic process when symptoms of somatoform disorder are present.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)758-761
Number of pages4
JournalCentral European Journal of Medicine
Volume6
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011

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Keywords

  • Disability Evaluation
  • MELAS Syndrome
  • Mitochondrial Diseases
  • Somatoform Disorders

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Inczedy-Farkas, G., Remenyi, V., Meszaros, A., Gal, A., Blasko, G., Bereznai, B., & Molnar, M. J. (2011). MELAS syndrome mimicking somatoform disorder. Central European Journal of Medicine, 6(6), 758-761. https://doi.org/10.2478/s11536-011-0096-z

MELAS syndrome mimicking somatoform disorder. / Inczedy-Farkas, Gabriella; Remenyi, Viktoria; Meszaros, Agnes; Gal, Aniko; Blasko, Gyorgy; Bereznai, B.; Molnar, Maria Judit.

In: Central European Journal of Medicine, Vol. 6, No. 6, 12.2011, p. 758-761.

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Inczedy-Farkas, G, Remenyi, V, Meszaros, A, Gal, A, Blasko, G, Bereznai, B & Molnar, MJ 2011, 'MELAS syndrome mimicking somatoform disorder', Central European Journal of Medicine, vol. 6, no. 6, pp. 758-761. https://doi.org/10.2478/s11536-011-0096-z
Inczedy-Farkas G, Remenyi V, Meszaros A, Gal A, Blasko G, Bereznai B et al. MELAS syndrome mimicking somatoform disorder. Central European Journal of Medicine. 2011 Dec;6(6):758-761. https://doi.org/10.2478/s11536-011-0096-z
Inczedy-Farkas, Gabriella ; Remenyi, Viktoria ; Meszaros, Agnes ; Gal, Aniko ; Blasko, Gyorgy ; Bereznai, B. ; Molnar, Maria Judit. / MELAS syndrome mimicking somatoform disorder. In: Central European Journal of Medicine. 2011 ; Vol. 6, No. 6. pp. 758-761.
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