We describe two children carrying an inherited T899C mutation in the mitochondrial ATPase 6 gene with mild encephalopathy and normal postnatal growth followed by tall stature and obesity. No familial tall stature, endocrine anomaly or advanced skeletal age were present. Failure to thrive is a characteristic finding in most patients with a mitochondrial disease. Our observations suggest that children with encephalomyopathy, even in the presence of a significant clinical overgrowth, should be screened for a possible defect in oxidative phosphorylation.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of inherited metabolic disease|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2003|
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