Dr Kendall re-diagnoses mito patient with a severe seizure disorder

admin  ∼  August 7, 2012  ∼  Mitochondrial disease Muscle biopsy Diagnose Re-diagnosed

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Re-diagnosed a child who previously was incorrectly diagnosed with a primary mitochondrial disease with a mutation in a seizure disorder gene. Happily the mutation was likely sporadic meaning the parents can go on to have healthy children if they so choice. Because the chiold had muscle biopsy and was incorrectly labeled with mito most people involved in their care stopped thinking about them. We are proud to say we never stop thinking about patients. PLEASE make certain BEFORE invasive testing that you seek a second opinion, exhaust all other testing options, and see a physician who is willing to consider and diagnose other disorders besides mito. Also, it may be wise to ask about and possibly avoid situations where there are self-referral and other conflicts of interest between the physician and the laboratory.