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What are the symptoms of mitochondrial diseases?

Because mitochondrial diseases can affect a variety of body organs, the symptoms are vast and varied. Sometimes the disease affects one organ; sometimes it affects many. The symptoms can include a lack of growth, heart problems, developmental delays, dementia, vomiting or nausea, as well as symptoms similar to stroke. The diseases can affect multiple organs at once, which further increases the range of symptoms.

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