Mitochondrial Disorders Center at Cincinnati Children's.

The Mitochondrial Disorders Program at Cincinnati Children’s offers expert medical care, cutting-edge genetic testing and extensive research for children with suspected mitochondrial disorders.

Program director Taosheng Huang, MD, PhD, is recognized internationally for his contribution to diagnostics and research in the specialized area of mitochondrial disorders.

Signs of a mitochondrial disorder can differ greatly among affected people and often overlap with many common conditions, which can make diagnosis difficult.

The majority of mitochondrial disorders have an unidentified etiology and do not fit well within a characterized syndrome. Some of the more well-recognized mitochondrial disorders include mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, lactic acidosis and stroke-like episodes (MELAS), myoclonic epilepsy with ragged red fibers (MERRF), mitochondrial neurogastrointestinal encephalopathy (MNGIE) and Kearns-Sayre syndrome.

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