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Join us this month on Friday February 5th, 2016 with Dr. Jerry Vockley, University of Pittsburgh Cleveland Family Professor of Pediatric Research and Professor of Human Genetics at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Dr. Vockley is the Chief of Medical Genetics and Director of the Center for Rare Disease Therapy.
Additional areas of discussion include:
This summary made possible by the generous support of Choate, Hall & Stewart
Mitochondrial disorders are characterized by complex presentation of multiple symptoms. Due to a variety of factors, including heterogenity of the disease, erratic symptom presentation and general lack of awareness about the condition, families with mitochondrial disease are more often faced with accusations of medical child abuse than other conditions. Living with mitochondrial disease and serving as one's own advocate impacts the entire family on a daily basis.
What is the impact of illness or infection on a patient with mitochondrial disease?