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Medical Term:

Kearns-Sayre syndrome

Pronunciation: kernz sar


a form of chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia with associated cardiac conduction defects, short stature, and hearing loss; a sporadically occurring mitochondrial myopathy presenting in childhood.

Synonym(s): ragged red fiber myopathy

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