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MITOCHONDRIAL DNA DEPLETION SYNDROME
Mitochondrial DNA Depletion Syndrome is the term used to describe various disorders that could affect tissues in the liver, brain and muscle causing a decrease in mitochondrial DNA. Muscle weakness which could cause respiratory failure and liver dysfunction or liver disease have been observed in patients with this syndrome.
HOW IS MITOCHONDRIAL DNA DEPLETION SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
This is an inherited disorder and can be diagnosed through genetic testing. The high levels of creatine kinase in serum is also a good indicator for diagnosing this disorder.
HOW IS MITOCHONDRIAL DNA DEPLETION SYNDROME TREATED?
There is no curative treatment for Mitochondrial DNA Depletion Syndrome. The progression of the disease is rapid, treatment can only aim at providing symptomatic relief. Complications like liver dysfunction and muscle function deterioration often lead to death. The symptoms can be managed only up to a certain period of time
DID YOU KNOW?
In many cases, the death rate or mortality rate for such patients is on the higher side.