Medical Dictionary: Kearns-Sayre disease


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Kearns-Sayre disease: Another name for Kearns-Sayre Syndrome.
Kearns-Sayre disease (condition): Rare mitochondrial muscle disorder.

Kearns-Sayre disease: Kearns-Sayre syndrome (KSS) is a rare neuromuscular disorder with onset usually before the age of 20. It is characterized by progressive external ophthalmoplegia (paralysis of the eye muscles) and mild skeletal muscle weakness. 1

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1. excerpt from NINDS Kearns-Sayre Syndrome Information Page: NINDS

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