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eISSN: 1643-3750

Mitochondrial diseases

Małgorzata Rozwodowska Rozwodowska, Gerard Drewa, Zbigniew Zbytniewski, Alina Wozniak, Ewa Krzyżyńska-Malinowska, Radosław Maciak

Med Sci Monit 2000; 6(4): RA817-822

ID: 508237

Published:


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)



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