Mitochondrial disorders: a proposal for consensus diagnostic criteria in infants and children.

@article{Wolf2002MitochondrialDA,
  title={Mitochondrial disorders: a proposal for consensus diagnostic criteria in infants and children.},
  author={Nicole I Wolf and Jan A M Smeitink},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2002},
  volume={59 9},
  pages={1402-5}
}
BACKGROUND In 1996 diagnostic criteria were published for adults with respiratory chain disorders. Modified criteria for children were also recently proposed. OBJECTIVE To facilitate and standardize diagnosis of respiratory chain disorders in children. METHODS A new classification has been developed, the Mitochondrial Disease Criteria (MDC), for the diagnosis of respiratory chain disorders in infants and children. It considers clinical, metabolic, imaging, and histopathologic features vs… CONTINUE READING

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