Mitochondrial myopathy, encephalopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes (MELAS) syndrome is a rare but important cause of stroke-like symptoms which can often be missed Thambisetty and Newman 2004. We describe a case of a young male presenting with stroke-like episodes, later diagnosed with MELAS in an attempt to improve the understanding about diagnosing MELAS in the appropriate clinical context. Copyright © 2011 Jully M. Sanchez et al.
Sanchez, J. M., Tan, J. A., Farmakiotis, D., & Aggarwal, V. (2011). Atypical strokes in a young african american male: A case of mitochondrial encephalopathy lactic acidosis and stroke-like episodes (MELAS) syndrome. Stroke Research and Treatment. https://doi.org/10.4061/2011/140630