We’re Helping the Growing Number of Mitochondrial Sufferers
1 in 4,000 US Children Diagnosed by Age 10
1 in 200 Newborns Carry the Genetic Mutation
Virtually unheard of only 20 years ago, and considered as rare only 10 years ago, the mitochondrial disorders, taken together, are now considered to be rather common. For example, research by Dr. Chinnery and colleagues suggests that the genetic mutations associated with ten classical forms of mitochondrial disease are found in one per every two hundred newborns. Currently, one in 4,000 children in the United States will be diagnosed with mitochondrial disease by the age of 10.This equates to nearly 100,000 people with mitochondrial disease in the United States alone.