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Leigh disease is also referred to as juvenile subacute necrotizing encephalomyelopathy and Leigh syndrome. It basically a neurometabolic disorder that starts off at very early stages of infancy. The most common symptoms here include weakness of the muscles, trouble in moving the eyes, thickening of the heart muscles thus changing in breathing patterns, etc.
HOW IS LEIGH SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of the same would be done by a neurology expert do a series of physical examinations including blood tests, MRI, etc.
HOW IS LEIGH SYNDROME TREATED?
There is no specific cure to the disease but the treatment is suggested to manage the symptoms. The most common treatment for this condition is administering thiamine (Vitamin B1) or thiamine derivatives. This may slightly slow down the progression of the disease.
DID YOU KNOW?
The NINDS supports and encourages a broad range of basic and clinical research on neurogenetic disorders such as Leigh's disease. The goal of this research is to understand what causes these disorders and then to apply these findings to new ways to diagnose, treat, and prevent them.