Pontocerebellar hypoplasia type 6

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Pontocerebellar hypoplasia type 6

Synonyms: Fatal infantile encephalopathy with mitochondrial respiratory chain defects | PCH6

A rare genetic form of pontocerebellar hypoplasia (PCH) characterized by neocortical and severe cerebral cortical atrophy associated with pontocerebellar hypoplasia with the pons and cerebellum equally affected. Clinically the disorder manifests at birth with hypotonia clonus epilepsy impaired swallowing and from infancy by progressive microcephaly spasticity and lactic acidosis.

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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.

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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