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Dystonia Awareness Week


4 May 2017

A research paper published last year investigated which movement disorders are seen in patients with mitochondrial disease and whether these could be linked to the underlying genetic error. Find out more.

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The study identified 42 patients with mitochondrial disease (12 children and 30 adults) who had movement disorders. Dystonia was the most common movement disorder among children (92% of patients), most often associated with genetic errors causing Leigh Syndrome. Parkinsonism was the most common among adults (43% of patients), most often associated with genetic errors in a gene called POLG. These findings could help with genetic screening for mito.

Read the full article.

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