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Posted on Tue, 9 Aug 2016 in Child Health
Question: Hello this is XXXX from XXXXXXX My Baby's name is XXXXXXX XXXX. My baby has some problems like she can't stay her neck,very low control on neck & not putting weight & hight as much as she should.She is vey soft and looks small then others baby.My baby was normal delevered.now she is 10 months old but the weight is only 5 KGs and length is 63cm.We did a test Mitochondrial.After got the result our (Nurologiest )Doctors said it is totally a new one to them they did not suggest any treatment yet.Only now as a treatment doing exercise & giving some vetamines as our local doctor's advice.I am so warried about my baby.what shoud I do.Where should I take my baby for good treatment.There should have some treatment to cure my baby.Please help me.I beg your suggestion.
Answered by Dr. Arun 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Physiotherapy and occupational therapy

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for writing to us.
I have seen your first 2 reports. Definitely the Mri brain shows evidence of brain damage. The third attachment doesn't open. Maybe you can contact helpdesk regarding that.
This cannot be reversed as brain doesn't regenerate. However that doesn't mean your child will not improve. You can follow your neurologist advice and continue with physiotherapy and occupational therapy. This will help in improving muscle tone and neck control.
Mitochondrial disorders are very rare and unfortunately no treatment is available for them.
Maybe in future gene therapy may be available.
Keep your hopes alive.
Wishing your child good health.
Dr Arun

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