Mitochondrial disease refers to a group of disorders caused by dysfunction in the mitochondria, the energy-producing structures within cells.
These disorders can affect various organs and systems in the body, leading to a wide range of symptoms. Types of primary mitochondrial diseases (PMDs) can be classified based on the specific genetic mutations or abnormalities that cause them.
It’s important to note that PMDs can have overlapping symptoms, and the severity and presentation of these disorders can vary widely. Additionally, new discoveries in genetics and mitochondrial research may lead to further classification or refinement of these categories over time.
Below is a list of different PMDs. We continue to add to this list, but some disorders may be absent. If you would like to see a specific disorder added, please reach out to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org