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What is Mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome?

What is Mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome?

  • Mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome: A group of conditions called mitochondrial disorders involving a reduced number of mitochondrial DNA in tissues rather than defective mitochondrial DNA. The disorders generally involve neurological symptoms which can occur during infancy or childhood. Symptoms will vary depending on the specific order involved.

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome: Introduction

Types of Mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome:

Broader types of Mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome:

How serious is Mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome?

Complications of Mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome: see complications of Mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome

What causes Mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome?

Causes of Mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome: see causes of Mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome

What are the symptoms of Mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome?

Symptoms of Mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome: see symptoms of Mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome

Complications of Mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome: see complications of Mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome

Onset of Mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome: infancy or childhood

Mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome: see treatments for Mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome

Name of Mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome

Main name of condition: Mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome

 

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