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What should I know about mitochondrial depletion disorders in children? My son might have a few.
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David Escobar
Family Medicine
In brief: Various diseases
There are many, relatively rare, diseases associated with mitochondrial dysfunction.
In children, they can often cause disease states in multiple organs, lead to decreased growth and development and exhibit a wide variety of symptoms. If you have a specific question about a specific type of mitochondrial dysfunction, please feel free to ask! (your doctor).

In brief: Various diseases
There are many, relatively rare, diseases associated with mitochondrial dysfunction.
In children, they can often cause disease states in multiple organs, lead to decreased growth and development and exhibit a wide variety of symptoms. If you have a specific question about a specific type of mitochondrial dysfunction, please feel free to ask! (your doctor).
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