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Leigh Syndrome, also known as Leigh Disease, is a rare inherited neurometabolic disorder that affects the central nervous system. While the symptoms of Leigh Syndrome begin between the age of three months and two years, however, some patients do not exhibit any sign until several years later. Some of the signs and symptoms of Leigh Syndrome include loss of motor skills, loss of appetite, irritability, vomiting, or seizures.
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 are no proven therapies for Leigh Syndrome of any type. Treatment recommendations are based primarily on open label studies, case reports, and personal observations. Treatment may require the coordinated efforts of a team of specialists. Pediatricians, cardiologists, neurologists, specialists who assess and treat hearing problems (audiologists), eye specialists, and other health care professionals may need to systematically and comprehensively plan an effective child’s treatment. The most common treatment for Leigh's disease is thiamine or Vitamin B1. Oral sodium bicarbonate or sodium citrate may also be prescribed to manage lactic acidosis. In individuals who have the X-linked form of Leigh’s disease, a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet may be recommended
DID YOU KNOW?
Leigh Syndrome is, as a matter of fact, suggested by clinical findings and confirmed with laboratory and genetic testing.