What is mitochondrial disease?

Mitochondria are the special compartments within most body cells that are responsible for producing energy for life and organ function. If there’s a problem with how the mitochondria function, this can be a categorized as a mitochondrial disease. It’s a potentially serious, life-threatening problem. There are several mitochondrial diseases currently known.


Reviewed by: Parul B Jayakar, MD

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