This table lists symptoms that people with this disease may have. For most diseases, symptoms will vary from person to person. People with the same disease may not have all the symptoms listed. This information comes from a database called the Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) . The HPO collects information on symptoms that have been described in medical resources. The HPO is updated regularly. Use the HPO ID to access more in-depth information about a symptom.
|Medical Terms||Other Names||
|80%-99% of people have these symptoms|
|Abnormality of movement||
|Generalized myoclonic seizures||0002123|
Muscle tissue disease
|Ragged-red muscle fibers||0003200|
|Sensorineural hearing impairment||0000407|
|30%-79% of people have these symptoms|
Abnormality of cognition
|Percent of people who have these symptoms is not available through HPO|
|Increased serum lactate||0002151|
|Increased serum pyruvate||0003542|
Making a diagnosis for a genetic or rare disease can often be challenging. Healthcare professionals typically look at a person’s medical history, symptoms, physical exam, and laboratory test results in order to make a diagnosis. The following resources provide information relating to diagnosis and testing for this condition. If you have questions about getting a diagnosis, you should contact a healthcare professional.
Research helps us better understand diseases and can lead to advances in diagnosis and treatment. This section provides resources to help you learn about medical research and ways to get involved.
Support and advocacy groups can help you connect with other patients and families, and they can provide valuable services. Many develop patient-centered information and are the driving force behind research for better treatments and possible cures. They can direct you to research, resources, and services. Many organizations also have experts who serve as medical advisors or provide lists of doctors/clinics. Visit the group’s website or contact them to learn about the services they offer. Inclusion on this list is not an endorsement by GARD.
Living with a genetic or rare disease can impact the daily lives of patients and families. These resources can help families navigate various aspects of living with a rare disease.
These resources provide more information about this condition or associated symptoms. The in-depth resources contain medical and scientific language that may be hard to understand. You may want to review these resources with a medical professional.
Nutritional Interventions in Primary Mitochondrial Disorders: Developing an Evidence Base
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 -
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Location: NIH Campus, Bethesda, MD
Description: The goal of this meeting is to explore the use of nutritional interventions, including dietary supplements, in primary mitochondrial disorders (PMD); identify gaps in knowledge; develop a research agenda; and identify research opportunities to promote an evidence base for the use of nutritional interventions in primary mitochondrial disorders.
Contact: Kathryn Camp, MS, RD, CSP,(301) 435-3608, email@example.com
Co-funding Institute(s): Office of Dietary Supplements, Office of Rare Diseases Research
2013 Neurobiology of Disease in Children Symposium: Mitochondrial Disease
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 -
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Location: Austin, TX
Description: The topic for the 2013 NDC Symposium is Mitochondrial Disease. The NDC Symposium is a forum for preeminent investigators assembled to discuss recent accomplishments and future directions with a large group of child neurologists, program officers from the National Institutes of Health, and members of dedicated foundations and associations.
Co-funding Institute(s): National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Office of Rare Diseases Research
Workshop on Myoclonus Sunday, March 21, 1999 -
Monday, March 22, 1999
Contact: Dr. Mark Hallett(301) 496-1561
Co-funding Institute(s): National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
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