Mitochondrial Disease

Mitochondrial myopathies facts*

*Mitochondiral myopathies facts medical author:

  • Mitochondrial disease includes a group of neuromuscular diseases caused by damage to intracellular structures that produce energy, the mitochondria; disease symptoms usually involve muscle contractions that are weak or spontaneous.
  • There is no specific treatment for mitochondrial diseases (myopathies).
  • The prognosis varies according to the disease type; in general, these diseases are progressive and can cause death.
  • Research into treatments and other disease aspects is ongoing; there are several organizations devoted to understanding and treating these relatively rare disorders.

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