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What is Myoclonus with epilepsy with ragged red fibers?

What is Myoclonus with epilepsy with ragged red fibers?

  • Myoclonus with epilepsy with ragged red fibers: A rare disorder of mitochondrial metabolism characterized by myoclonic epilepsy and ragged-red muscle fibers. Mitochondria are the part of the body cells that produce energy.

Myoclonus with epilepsy with ragged red fibers is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Myoclonus with epilepsy with ragged red fibers, or a subtype of Myoclonus with epilepsy with ragged red fibers, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Myoclonus with epilepsy with ragged red fibers: Introduction

Types of Myoclonus with epilepsy with ragged red fibers:

Broader types of Myoclonus with epilepsy with ragged red fibers:

How serious is Myoclonus with epilepsy with ragged red fibers?

Complications of Myoclonus with epilepsy with ragged red fibers: see complications of Myoclonus with epilepsy with ragged red fibers

What causes Myoclonus with epilepsy with ragged red fibers?

Causes of Myoclonus with epilepsy with ragged red fibers: see causes of Myoclonus with epilepsy with ragged red fibers

What are the symptoms of Myoclonus with epilepsy with ragged red fibers?

Symptoms of Myoclonus with epilepsy with ragged red fibers: see symptoms of Myoclonus with epilepsy with ragged red fibers

Complications of Myoclonus with epilepsy with ragged red fibers: see complications of Myoclonus with epilepsy with ragged red fibers

Can anyone else get Myoclonus with epilepsy with ragged red fibers?

More information: see contagiousness of Myoclonus with epilepsy with ragged red fibers
Inheritance: see inheritance of Myoclonus with epilepsy with ragged red fibers

Myoclonus with epilepsy with ragged red fibers: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Myoclonus with epilepsy with ragged red fibers.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Myoclonus with epilepsy with ragged red fibers.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Myoclonus with epilepsy with ragged red fibers: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Myoclonus with epilepsy with ragged red fibers.
Treatments for Myoclonus with epilepsy with ragged red fibers: see treatments for Myoclonus with epilepsy with ragged red fibers

Name and Aliases of Myoclonus with epilepsy with ragged red fibers

Main name of condition: Myoclonus with epilepsy with ragged red fibers

Other names or spellings for Myoclonus with epilepsy with ragged red fibers:

MERRF syndrome, MERRF, Myoclonic epilepsy associated with ragged-red fibers, Fukuhara syndrome, Myoencephalopathy ragged-red fiber disease, Myoclonus epilepsy associated with ragged-red fibers

Fukuhara syndrome, MERRF, Merrf syndrome, Myoclonic epilepsy associated with ragged-red fibers, Myoencephalopathy ragged-red fiber disease
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Myoclonus with epilepsy with ragged red fibers: Related Conditions

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