Diagnosis of 'possible' mitochondrial disease: an existential crisis.

Title

Diagnosis of 'possible' mitochondrial disease: an existential crisis.

Creator

Parikh Sumit; Karaa Amel; Goldstein Amy; Bertini Enrico Silvio; Chinnery Patrick F; Christodoulou John; Cohen Bruce H; Davis Ryan L; Falk Marni J; Fratter Carl; Horvath Rita; Koenig Mary Kay; Mancuso Michaelangelo; McCormack Shana; McCormick Elizabeth M; McFarland Robert; Nesbitt Victoria; Schiff Manuel; Steele Hannah; Stockler Silvia; Sue Carolyn; Tarnopolsky Mark; Thorburn David R; Vockley Jerry; Rahman Shamima

Publisher

Journal of medical genetics

Date

2019
2019-03

Description

Primary genetic mitochondrial diseases are often difficult to diagnose, and the term 'possible' mitochondrial disease is used frequently by clinicians when such a diagnosis is suspected. There are now many known phenocopies of mitochondrial disease. Advances in genomic testing have shown that some patients with a clinical phenotype and biochemical abnormalities suggesting mitochondrial disease may have other genetic disorders. In instances when a genetic diagnosis cannot be confirmed, a diagnosis of 'possible' mitochondrial disease may result in harm to patients and their families, creating anxiety, delaying appropriate diagnosis and leading to inappropriate management or care. A categorisation of 'diagnosis uncertain', together with a specific description of the metabolic or genetic abnormalities identified, is preferred when a mitochondrial disease cannot be genetically confirmed.

Subject

clinical genetics; diagnosis; evidence based practice; metabolic disorders

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

123-130

Issue

3

Volume

56

NEOMED College

NEOMED College of Medicine

NEOMED Department

Department of Pediatrics; Department of Integrative Medical Sciences

Affiliated Hospital

Akron Children's Hospital

Citation

Parikh Sumit; Karaa Amel; Goldstein Amy; Bertini Enrico Silvio; Chinnery Patrick F; Christodoulou John; Cohen Bruce H; Davis Ryan L; Falk Marni J; Fratter Carl; Horvath Rita; Koenig Mary Kay; Mancuso Michaelangelo; McCormack Shana; McCormick Elizabeth M; McFarland Robert; Nesbitt Victoria; Schiff Manuel; Steele Hannah; Stockler Silvia; Sue Carolyn; Tarnopolsky Mark; Thorburn David R; Vockley Jerry; Rahman Shamima, “Diagnosis of 'possible' mitochondrial disease: an existential crisis.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed January 27, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/6303.

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