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.