Navajo neurohepatopathy

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Synonyms: Navajo neuropathy

A rare life-threatening mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome disease characterized by severe progressive sensorimotor neuropathy associated with corneal ulceration scarring or anesthesia acral mutilation metabolic and immunologic derangement and hepatopathy (which can manifest with fulminant hepatic failure a Reye-like syndrome or indolent progression to liver cirrhosis depending on clinical form involved) present in the Navajo Native American population. Clinical presentation includes failure to thrive distal limb weakness with reduced sensation limb contractures with loss of function areflexia recurrent metabolic acidosis with intercurrent illness immunologic anomalies manifesting with severe systemic infections and sexual infantilism.

Data from Orphanet are used to provide information on a disease's name, synonym(s), and overview. Reference: Access aggregated data from Orphanet at Orphadata. Orphadata: Free access data from Orphanet. © INSERM 1999. Available on http://www.orphadata.org. Data version July 2024

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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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