Alpers-Huttenlocher syndrome

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Synonyms: Alpers progressive sclerosing poliodystrophy | Alpers syndrome | Progressive neuronal degeneration of childhood with liver disease

A cerebrohepatopathy and a rare and severe form of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) depletion syndrome characterized by the triad of progressive developmental regression intractable seizures and hepatic failure.

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Advocacy Organizations

Cure Mito Foundation

Our mission is to empower families to come together with a common goal of finding treatments, and ultimately a cure, for this devastating disease.

CureARS

Our Mission is to spread awareness, connect and provide support to affected families and fund research for the ultra-rare Mitochondrial Aminoacyl t-RNA Synthetase (mtARS) genes in order to pave the way to suitable treatment options and ultimately a cure.

Genetic Support Network of Victoria

The Genetic Support Network of Victoria is an organisation that supports people living with genetic, undiagnosed and rare conditions and those who support them including community and families, patient support organisations, health professionals and industry. Our vision is our community flourishing and living their best lives.

Mississippi Metabolics Foundation

Our mission at Mississippi Metabolics Foundation (MMF) is to advocate, educate, and support families in MS affected by genetic metabolic disorders/inborn errors of metabolism (IEM's). MMF promotes initiatives and further advancements in legislation, education, research, clinical trials, studies, therapies, targeted treatments, and eventual cures for IEM’s and all rare diseases.

MitoAction

MitoAction’s mission is to improve the quality of life for children, adults, and families living with mitochondrial disease through support, education, outreach, advocacy, clinical research initiatives and by granting wishes for children affected by mitochondrial disease.

MitoCanada

MitoCanada's mission is to create a world where all lives are powered by healthy mitochondria. We are dedicated to supporting Canadians living with mitochondrial disease by developing education and awareness programs, advocating to improve the health and quality of life of those living with mito at provincial and federal levels, and we fund research that is patient-focused and transformational.

Project CASK

VISION Project CASK believes in a world free of the life limitations and debilitating effects of CASK gene disorders. ​MISSION To accelerate breakthroughs in research to develop treatments and a cure for CASK gene disorders. ​VALUES Collaboration. Transparency. Urgency.

The Mito Foundation

Mito Foundation is Australia’s peak body dedicated to supporting and empowering people affected by mitochondrial disease (mito). Our mission is to be the catalyst of energy, hope and cures for every Australian impacted by mito. Mito is a debilitating genetic disorder that robs the body’s cells of energy, causing single or multiple organ dysfunction or failure, and in many instances death.

United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (UMDF)

Promoting research and education for the diagnosis, treatment and cure of mitochondrial disorders and to provide support to affected individuals and families. We are driven by a nationwide community of ambassadors solely focused on supporting patients and families affected by mitochondrial disease. We are committed and energized to make a difference by funding the best science in the world.

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Clinical Trials

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