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Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie 43 (2001) 6, 417 - 421

Case report

A patient with mitochondrial encephalomyopathy

R.F.M. van Rossum, Paul Hodiamont

A female patient is described who was initially diagnosed as suffering from a personality disorder, but who eventually proved to be suffering from a form of mitochondrial encephalomyopathy. A description is given of the clinical picture, the aetiology and the treatment possibilities of this disorder which is not easily recognized.

keywords mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, oxydative phosphorylation, personality disorder