Pearson Syndrome Medication

Updated: Jun 01, 2023
  • Author: Zora R Rogers, MD; Chief Editor: Hassan M Yaish, MD  more...
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Medication Summary

No specific therapy is available for individuals with Pearson syndrome or other mitochondrial cytopathies. Attentive supportive care, with awareness of and rapid response to possible complications, may prevent death and minimize morbidity. Anecdotal reports describe the use of long-term bicarbonate supplementation to manage persistent metabolic acidosis.