04:47 Jul 23, 2018
This question was closed without grading. Reason: No acceptable answer

Italian to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical (general) / epilepsy treatment
Italian term or phrase: EPI
This is from a Pronto Soccorso report on a child admitted for seizures:

"... encefalopatia mitocondriale, portatore di PEG, in terapia con EPI per 3 volte al giorno e Lioresal 3 volte al giorno.

What is EPI here? I can't find this in Acromed ... and I can't even tell if it's English or Italian. (They use 'PEG' earlier in the history, which I think is an English acronym: Percutaneous Enteral Gastrostomy, yes?)

Thanks for your help!
Joseph Tein
United States
Local time: 04:59

Summary of answers provided
3Vincerinone (α-tocotrienol quinone)
Gilberto Lacchia



2 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
Vincerinone (α-tocotrienol quinone)

Ciao Joseph.

The patient has a rare disease (encefalopatia mitocondriale). EPI could be the acronym for an experimental drug, EPI-743 (you can find many hits about these trials).

Clinical Trials in Mitochondrial Disease


However, I would look for other confirmations of this in the patient's medical records.

Gilberto Lacchia
Local time: 13:59
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Italian
PRO pts in category: 1104
Notes to answerer
Asker: Ciao Gilberto. Thank you for your answer ... I could not find any confirmation of this elsewhere in the file.

Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.

You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs (or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.

KudoZ™ translation help

The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.

See also:

Your current localization setting


Select a language

Term search
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search