MITOCHONDRIAL DISEASES (Posters)

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Mitochondrial diseases are a clinically heterogeneous group of disorders caused by dysfunction of the mitochondrial respiratory chain. Some mitochondrial disorders affect a single organ, while many involve multiple systems such as skeletal muscle, brain, heart and liver, leading to diagnostic difficulties. Here we present three patients who were originally suspected to have a primary disease of skeletal muscle, leukodystrophy and brain malformation. Patients were recruited from three paediatric neurology clinics in Turkey: Izmir, Malatya and Diyarbakir.

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