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Why are some instances of mitochondrial diseases misdiagnosed?

Mitochondrial diseases are very difficult to diagnose. The symptoms can often apply to other childhood ailments or diseases. Mitochondrial disease specialists are often not at smaller doctors' offices or hospitals. Some of the testing for mitochondrial diseases, like muscle biopsies, are very expensive as well, which may be a factor in deciding whether or not to utilize that method. Sometimes, though, even after thorough evaluation and testing, a mitochondrial disease diagnosis is still not clear.

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