Mitochondrial DNA-associated Leigh syndrome
Synonyms: MILS | Maternally-inherited Leigh disease | Maternally-inherited infantile subacute necrotizing encephalopathy | mtDNA-associated Leigh syndrome
Maternally inherited Leigh syndrome is a rare subtype of Leigh syndrome (see this term) characterized clinically by encephalopathy lactic acidosis seizures cardiomyopathy respiratory disorders and developmental delay with onset in infancy or early childhood and resulting from maternally-inherited mutations in mitochondrial DNA.
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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.
Moonshots for Unicorns
Curing single-gene disorders
COMBINEDBrain is a consortium for outcome measures and biomarkers for neurodevelopmental disorders. We are collaborating to cure rare, non-verbal brain disorders.
Fund research for 19 mt-aars conditions and provide patient support.
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.
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.
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.
Mississippi Metabolics Foundation
Mississippi Metabolics Foundation (MMF) was founded to raise awareness, educate, and provide support to those living or caring for someone with genetic metabolic disorders/inborn errors of metabolism (IEM).
Louisiana Metabolic Disorders Coalition
We support, educate, and advocate for patients & families affected by metabolic disorders.
Syndromes Without A Name (SWAN) Australia
Provide information, support and advocacy to families caring for a child with an undiagnosed or rare genetic condition.
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