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What is the meaning of myoclonic epilepsy with ragged red fibers?

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Dr. Rawan Tarawneh
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In brief: Genetic disease

It is a genetic disease that results from abnormalities in parts of the cells called mitochondria which carry out oxygen-dependent reactions.
In this type, the patient has myoclonus: sudden jerks in arms and legs due to abnormal discharges in brain, usually without loss of consciousness and weakness in muscles. The abnormal mitochondria look like ragged fibers when examined under microscope.

In brief: Genetic disease

It is a genetic disease that results from abnormalities in parts of the cells called mitochondria which carry out oxygen-dependent reactions.
In this type, the patient has myoclonus: sudden jerks in arms and legs due to abnormal discharges in brain, usually without loss of consciousness and weakness in muscles. The abnormal mitochondria look like ragged fibers when examined under microscope.
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