Progressive external ophthalmoplegia-myopathy-emaciation syndrome

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Progressive external ophthalmoplegia-myopathy-emaciation syndrome

Synonyms: Mitochondrial DNA maintenance syndrome due to MGME1 deficiency | PEO-myopathy-emaciation syndrome | mtDNA maintenance syndrome due to MGME1 deficiency

Progressive external ophthalmoplegia-myopathy-emaciation syndrome is a rare mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation disorder due to nuclear DNA anomalies characterized by progressive external ophthalmoplegia without diplopia cerebellar atrophy proximal skeletal muscle weakness with generalized muscle wasting profound emaciation respiratory failure spinal deformity and facial muscle weakness (manifesting with ptosis dysphonia dysphagia and nasal speech). Intellectual disability gastrointestinal symptoms (e.g. nausea abdominal fullness and loss of appetite) dilated cardiomyopathy and renal colic have also been reported.

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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.

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

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

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.

Association Aux Pas du Coeur

Our organization wants to raise awareness and recognize rare diseases in Côte d'Ivoire. Our mission is to: Raising awareness and campaigning to help with the diagnosis and free therapeutic care of patients. Request and/or contribute to actions relating to the training of the medical profession so that doctors are able to make a final diagnosis and ensure the continuous follow-up of patients. Create a patient registry to establish very precise statistics of rare diseases in Côte d'Ivoire. Create a close-knit patient community. Break the isolation and despair of sick people and their families. Open up to the world and actively contribute to international research aimed at treatments.

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).

Clinical Trials

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