Małgorzata Rozwodowska Rozwodowska, Gerard Drewa, Zbigniew Zbytniewski, Alina Wozniak, Ewa Krzyżyńska-Malinowska, Radosław Maciak
Med Sci Monit 2000; 6(4): RA817-822
Prevalence of mitochondrial diseases equals 1:10000 of life-born infants. Mutations of mitochondrial DNA are their most frequent cause. The study presents short description of some of these diseases. The diseases often result in encephalomyopathy, cardiomyopathy, vision disorders, dysacusis and metabolic disorders. Despite numerous studies problems associated with mitochondrial diseases have not been completely solved yet.
Keywords: Mitochondrial Diseases, Mutation, :mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA)