Pearson Syndrome

What is pearson syndrome?

Symptoms appear in infancy or early childhood and may include:

  • Pale skin and fatigue due to underproduction of red blood cells (anemia)
  • Frequent infections due to underproduction of white blood cells (neutropenia)
  • Bleeding due to underproduction of blood platelets (thrombocytopenia)
  • Frequent diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Poor growth, difficulty gaining weight or failure to thrive
  • Muscle weakness
  • Liver problems
  • Diabetes mellitus

Pearson syndrome is a form of mitochondrial myopathy. Learn more