Mitochondrial DNA Depletion Syndrome refers to a group of autosomal recessive disorders that causes the affected tissues to have a sharp decrease in mitochondrial DNA. There are three types of Mitochondrial DNA Depletion Syndrome: myopathic, hepatopathy and encephalomyopathy. Common symptoms of Mitochondrial DNA Depletion Syndrome are:
• Progressive muscle weakness
• Loss of motor skills
• Difficulty in standing, walking or eating
• Loss of eye movement
• Breathing difficulty
HOW IS MITOCHONDRIAL DNA DEPLETION SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
Genetic testing is the most viable form of test available to diagnose the condition.
HOW IS MITOCHONDRIAL DNA DEPLETION SYNDROME TREATED?
There is no treatment for this disorder but medications to provide relief from some of the symptoms experienced could be prescribed.
DID YOU KNOW?
In many cases, the death rate or mortality rate for such patients is on the higher side.