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Leigh Syndrome is a rare genetic neurometabolic disease that is characterized by the degeneration of the central nervous system. The symptoms of Leigh Syndrome usually surface from ages of 3 months to 2 yrs. Symptoms of Leigh Syndrome are:
• Loss of previously acquired motor skills in infants
• Loss of head control
• Poor sucking ability
• Profound loss of appetite
• Continuous crying
• Possible seizure
• Developmental delays
• Generalized weakness
• Muscle spasms
• Respiratory problems
HOW IS LEIGH SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
The general physician may perform a thorough clinical evaluation of the symptoms along with some specialized tests such as MRI and CT scan of the brain to confirm the condition.
HOW IS LEIGH SYNDROME TREATED?
Treatment for Leigh disease includes thiamine or Vitamin B1. Oral sodium bicarbonate, which needs to be taken lifelong to control and curb the symptoms. Alongside, dietary changes are also suggest by asking patients to high fat and low carb diets.
DID YOU KNOW?
Individuals who have this disease along with mitochondrial complex IV activity or also suffer from pyruvate dehydrogenase deficiency have limited chances of survival as compared to those who don't.