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?
Diagnosis of the same is done at an early age by a pediatrician who would examine the symptoms and also do blood tests to check for genetic mutations.
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.