Adult Patients

Can Adults Have Mitochondrial Disease?

Yes, many adults are diagnosed with adult-onset mitochondrial disease.  Some of these individuals have been ill their whole lives, but went undiagnosed.  Others have carried the genetic mutation that causes mitochondrial disease since birth, but did not show any symptoms until a severe illness brought them on. Adult mitochondrial patients are affected in a similar manner to the children who are affected.

   

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