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What is Mitochondrial diseases?

What is Mitochondrial diseases?

Mitochondrial diseases are very rare. However, they are very interesting because they are genetic diseases, and ...more »

  • Mitochondrial diseases: Any of a group of mitochondrial disorders affecting cell metabolism and especially muscles.

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

Mitochondrial diseases: Introduction

Types of Mitochondrial diseases:

Types of Mitochondrial diseases:

Broader types of Mitochondrial diseases:

Who gets Mitochondrial diseases?

Patient Profile for Mitochondrial diseases: Typically before 20, can be from birth to adulthood.

Profile for Mitochondrial diseases: The age of onset ranges from birth to adulthood, with the majority of cases occurring before the age of 20. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Mitochondrial Myopathies Information Page: NINDS)

How serious is Mitochondrial diseases?

Prognosis of Mitochondrial diseases: The prognosis for patients with mitochondrial myopathies varies greatly from patient to patient because disease progression depends largely on the type of disease and the degree of involvement of various organs. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Mitochondrial Myopathies Information Page: NINDS)

What causes Mitochondrial diseases?

Causes of Mitochondrial diseases: see causes of Mitochondrial diseases

What are the symptoms of Mitochondrial diseases?

Symptoms of Mitochondrial diseases: see symptoms of Mitochondrial diseases

Can anyone else get Mitochondrial diseases?

Inheritance of genetic conditions: see details in inheritance of genetic diseases.

Mitochondrial diseases: Testing

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Mitochondrial diseases.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Mitochondrial diseases: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Mitochondrial diseases.
Treatments for Mitochondrial diseases: see treatments for Mitochondrial diseases
Research for Mitochondrial diseases: see research for Mitochondrial diseases

Organs Affected by Mitochondrial diseases:

Organs and body systems related to Mitochondrial diseases include:

Name and Aliases of Mitochondrial diseases

Main name of condition: Mitochondrial diseases

Class of Condition for Mitochondrial diseases: genetic mitochondrial

Other names or spellings for Mitochondrial diseases:

Mitochondrial myopathies

Mitochondrial myopathy, Mitochondrial genetic disorders, Mitochondrial genetic disorders, Mitochondrial myopathies
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Mitochondrial diseases: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Mitochondrial diseases:


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