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Mitochondrial Diseases

Mitochondrial Diseases - How to prevent?

Mitochondrial Diseases - Causes and Risk Factors

What causes mitochondrial diseases?

Mito can be caused by changes in either the mtDNA or nuclear DNA.

  • Mito caused by mutations in mtDNA are inherited (passed down) from mothers. Adult-onset mito are often due to mutations in mtDNA.
  • Mito caused by mutations in nuclear DNA may be inherited from either parent. Childhood-onset mito are often due to mutations in nuclear DNA.

Mito can affect an individual at any age and symptoms vary widely among individuals.

Mitochondrial Diseases - Preparing for surgery

Mitochondrial Diseases - Post-surgery care

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