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Myoclonus epilepsy with ragged-red fibers (MERRF)

Myoclonus epilepsy with ragged-red fibers (MERRF): Related Topics

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Myoclonus epilepsy with ragged-red fibers (MERRF) as a Disease

Myoclonus epilepsy with ragged-red fibers (MERRF): Type of or association with medical condition Mitochondrial diseases.
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Myoclonus epilepsy with ragged-red fibers (MERRF): Related Diseases

Myoclonus epilepsy with ragged-red fibers (MERRF): Myoclonus epilepsy with ragged-red fibers (MERRF) is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Myoclonus epilepsy with ragged-red fibers (MERRF) as a subtype of Mitochondrial diseases

Mitochondrial diseases (medical condition): Any of a group of mitochondrial disorders affecting cell metabolism and especially muscles.

Mitochondrial diseases (medical condition): Mitochondrial diseases are very rare. However, they are very interesting because they are genetic diseases, and yet are very different to all other types of genetic disease. Surprisingly, there is actually DNA in the body that is not on any of the 46 chromosomes. This "other DNA" was discovered a long time ago but has only recently been linked to disease. Currently, mitochondrial DNA is an extremely active area of research. See also article Mitochondrial disorders.

Mitochondrial diseases: Mitochondrial myopathies are a group of neuromuscular diseases caused by damage to the mitochondria ... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Mitochondrial Myopathies Information Page: NINDS)

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