Cataract-growth hormone deficiency-sensory neuropathy-sensorineural hearing loss-skeletal dysplasia syndrome

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Synonyms: CAGSSS

A rare mitochondrial disease characterized by a highly variable phenotypic spectrum comprising delayed motor development peripheral neuropathy cataract short stature due to growth hormone deficiency nystagmus sensorineural hearing loss dysmorphic facial features and skeletal abnormalities consistent with spondyloepimetaphyseal dysplasia. Hyperextensible joints achalasia and telangiectasia have also been described. Cognition is normal. Atrophy of the pituitary gland has been observed in brain imaging.

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Advocacy Organizations

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.

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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