Mitochondrial diseases are a large and heterogeneous group of conditions where the cellular reactors (mitochondria) fail to produce energy normally. Because mitochondria are vital to every organ in the body and perform various functions within cells, mitochondrial diseases can present with numerous symptoms and can be hard to diagnose.
At Stanford, patients suspected of having mitochondrial diseases are seen by a team who specializes in the evaluation and treatment of these complex group of conditions.
- Greg Enns, MD
- Laurel Calderwood, MS, LCGC