What is MERRF?

MERRF (Myoclonic Epilepsy with Ragged Red Fibers) syndrome is a mitochondrial encephalomyopathy characterized by myoclonic seizures.

Other condition names

  • Fukuhara syndrome
  • Myoclonus epilepsy associated with ragged-red fibres

Inheritance type

Mitochondrial inheritance

Age of Onset

  • Adult
  • Childhood
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