Alpers-Huttenlocher syndrome is one of the most severe of a group of conditions called the POLG-related disorders. The conditions in this group feature a range of similar signs and symptoms involving muscle-, nerve-, and brain-related functions. This condition usually has three characteristic features: recurrent seizures that do not improve with treatment, loss of mental and movement abilities, and liver disease.
Children with Alpers-Huttenlocher syndrome usually have additional signs and symptoms. Most have problems with coordination and balance and disturbances in nerve function. In addition, affected individuals may develop weak muscle tone that worsens until they lose the ability to control their muscles and movement. Some people with Alpers-Huttenlocher syndrome lose the ability to walk, sit, or feed themselves. Other movement-related symptoms in affected individuals can include involuntary muscle twitches , uncontrollable movements of the limbs , or a pattern of movement abnormalities known as parkinsonism.
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