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MitoAction Develops On-Line Resource for Mitochondrial Disease Care Providers
Date:7/23/2008

Online Clinicians Guide to Mitochondrial Disease Now Available, sponsored by Edison Pharma

Boston (PRWEB) July 23, 2008 -- MitoAction.org announces today the completion of the Clinicians Symptom Guide to MITO Management, a comprehensive online resource designed to assist primary care providers in the care and symptom management of patients affected by mitochondrial disease. The Clinicians Symptom Guide to MITO Management fills a gap in healthcare libraries which to date have offered no practical overview for patient management. MitoAction fulfills their mission to support, educate and advocate for the mitochondrial disease patient community through development of the Clinicians Symptom Guide to MITO Management.

Mitochondrial disease is an energy metabolism disorder found in approximately one in 4,000 individuals in the U.S. The disease affects children as well as adults, and commonly manifests with neuromuscular symptoms such as stroke, muscle pain, extreme fatigue, and organ failure. There are no FDA approved drugs for mitochondrial disease. Symptoms vary widely from patient to patient; in many cases, the disease is inherited.

Written in collaboration with Margaret Klehm, CPNP and Mark Korson MD of the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center, the Clinicians Symptom Guide to MITO Management is the only resource of its kind. The Clinicians Symptom Guide to MITO Management is now freely available to the public online at http://www.mitoaction.org/. In light of the recent attention to the autism-mitochondrial di
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