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MITOCHONDRIAL DNA DEPLETION SYNDROME
Mitochondrial DNA Depletion Syndrome is not one but a set of genetically and clinically heterogeneous autosomal recessive disorders group. The most common symptoms here include mtDNA reduction that is associated with loss of energy, extreme feeling of fatigue, along with genetic mutations that can also be be encephalomyopathy, hepatocerebral or neurogastrointestinal in nature.
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 cure for the condition. Some medications may help in reducing the symptoms. Dietary changes may help in dealing with the symptoms. Some treatments suggest a liver transplant however, there is still more research needed in this regard. Stem cell transplant though shows better results.
DID YOU KNOW?
In many cases, the death rate or mortality rate for such patients is on the higher side.