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Mitochondrial Diseases

What is Mitochondrial Diseases?

Mitochondrial Diseases are a group of rare disorders relating to the mitochondria.


Mitochondrial Diseases are a group of rare disorders relating to the mitochondria.
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New member Created by SusanPedue
Last updated 14 May 2009, 04:12 PM

Posted by SusanPedue
14 May 2009, 04:12 PM

hi, there. Does anyone access this community often? susan

Reaching out Created by tuckers01
Last updated 9 Dec 2008, 09:50 PM

Posted by Haas2643
9 Dec 2008, 09:50 PM

My daughter, Lilly, was diagnosed with a complex IV mito disorder at 10 months. She died in April when she was 20 months old. I would love to share with you our journey or help with any questions, even though the diagnosis is a little different. I think its really great that you were able to identify the mutation. We could never figure out what was causing Lilly's disorder--mutation, etc... You can read more about her at "LillyHaas"

Posted by tuckers01
18 Nov 2008, 03:55 AM

My son, Brody, was recently diagnosed with complex V mito disorder. He has a point mutation on the ATPase 6 & 8 genes. I am trying to get in contact with others that have a similar diagnosis, especially complex V. I know complex V is very rare, that's why I'm reaching out. I would like to know others out there affected with mito and what your journey has entailed. You can visit my son's site at His liver and muscles are affected. He also received a heart transplant at 3 months of age. He relies on TPN through his central line catheter. I am trying to resume his g-tube feeds slowly to see how he tolerates it. He is physically delayed as well. But he is a VERY happy boy and knows he's loved:)

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United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (UMDF)

The UMDF offers support to all sufferers of mitochondrial disorders regardless of diagnosis, suspected or confirmed. Our mission is to promote research and education for the diagnosis, treatment and cure of mitochondrial disorders and to provide support to affected individuals and families.


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Cords registry

CoRDS, or the Coordination of Rare Diseases at Sanford, is based at Sanford Research in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. It provides researchers with a centralized, international patient registry for all rare diseases. This program allows patients and researchers to connect as easily as possible to help advance treatments and cures for rare diseases. The CoRDS team works with patient advocacy groups, individuals and researchers to help in the advancement of research in over 7,000 rare diseases. The registry is free for patients to enroll and researchers to access.

Enrolling is easy.

  1. Complete the screening form.
  2. Review the informed consent.
  3. Answer the permission and data sharing questions.

After these steps, the enrollment process is complete. All other questions are voluntary. However, these questions are important to patients and their families to create awareness as well as to researchers to study rare diseases. This is why we ask our participants to update their information annually or anytime changes to their information occur.

Researchers can contact CoRDS to determine if the registry contains participants with the rare disease they are researching. If the researcher determines there is a sufficient number of participants or data on the rare disease of interest within the registry, the researcher can apply for access. Upon approval from the CoRDS Scientific Advisory Board, CoRDS staff will reach out to participants on behalf of the researcher. It is then up to the participant to determine if they would like to join the study.

Visit to enroll.

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Physician-scientist at New York University School of Medicine and attending pediatric cardiologist at Hassenfeld Children's Hospital at NYU Langone.  Primary rare disease interest: Barth...

I am a mom of boys, two of whom have a mutation of the RMND1 gene. They have mitochondrial disease. They are both hard of hearing, have significant mobility issues, global developmental delays and...

I'm the father of two boys with an ultrarare neurodegenerative mitochondrial disease called MEPAN Syndrome. It's caused by mutations on the MECR gen and results in impaired mitochondrial...

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I am a 49 year old female who has recently been diognoised with CPEO. Another type of Mito. Would like to chat with others to find out their history, how they are coping, symptons etc.


So far...
I have a hollow visceral myopathy, a form intestinal pseudo obstruction that is caused by the mitochondria being screwed up in the muscle of my bowel, so it is the rarer form of CIPO, in which the...
I have two children who are in the process of a mito work up - muscle biopsies are in Feb 2010


They are also being tested for Primary Carnitine Deficiency.


I am also needing help...
I am involved in research and interested in shaping LGMD research to meet patients and doctors and physio needs. I am not a LGMD sufferer but rather a concerned scientist. I would understand from...
I am a disabled College English Professor. I am pretty much home bound and looking for people to chat with who understand my situation.


semi retired


was heavy smoker


trying to help friends
I have metabolic myopathy, a diagnosis from a muscular neurologist. He thinks that it is a mitochondrial (cell energy production) issue, probably of genetic origin. He describes me as...
I'm a Software Engineer at with a father suffering from a mitrochondrial disorder. He has MERRF but his variety of the illness appears to be unique to his family -- no doctor has been...
Well my story is i have 4 children,son10, daughter5, twin boys3. One of the twins has mitochondria 4, he is perfectly well, eating running, very very active 3 yr old and doing what any 3 year old...
Have a son that is diagnosed with a complex III mitochondrial disorder. It is affecting his muscles and liver at this time.

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New member

Created by SusanPedue | Last updated 14 May 2009, 04:12 PM

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