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J Neuroophthalmol. 1999 Mar;19(1):28-33.

A multiple sclerosis-like illness in a man harboring the mtDNA 14484 mutation.

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  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Abstract

In most cases of Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) the only clinical manifestation is visual loss. A multiple sclerosis-like illness has been infrequently reported in association with LHON. Most patients are women harboring the mtDNA 11778 mutation. We present a young man with clinical and paraclinical evidence of a demyelinating process with profound bilateral visual loss who harbored the mtDNA 14484 mutation associated with LHON.

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