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Abnormal growth in mitochondrial disease

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Bobby McFarlandORCiD, Professor Patrick Chinnery, Professor Timothy Cheetham


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Aim: To review the height and weight of children with mitochondrial disease attending our supra-regional service. Methods: This was a retrospective audit of cross-sectional data. Height and weight measurements were available in 24 children and adolescents (median 7.86 years; range 1.76-20.5 years) who all had a confirmed diagnosis of mitochondrial disease. Values were converted to SD scores using UK reference data. Results: Patients with mitochondrial disease were short with an overall SD score of -1.97 (95% confidence intervals -2.72 to -1.23 SD). Patients were also thin with a relatively low BMI SDS of -1.07 (95% confidence intervals -1.69 to - 0.07 SD), which fell with advancing years (r = -0.7; p

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Author(s): Wolny S, McFarland R, Chinnery P, Cheetham T

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Acta Paediatrica

Year: 2009

Volume: 98

Issue: 3

Pages: 553-554

ISSN (print): 0803-5253

ISSN (electronic): 1651-2227

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell


DOI: 10.1111/j.1651-2227.2008.01148.x


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