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Doctors for Melas Syndrome in Jabalpur
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MELAS is the abbreviation of Mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes and is related to a variety of mitochondrial cytopathies that also include MERRF, and Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy. This is an inherited condition and symptoms of disorder commence early in childhood ranging from loss of muscles, extreme weakness, dizziness and laziness and also seizures.
HOW IS MELAS SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
Paediatricians conduct a complete physical evaluation and evaluate symptoms. Clinical tests may include measurement of lactate and pyruvate concentrations. Brain imaging may be conducted to detect stroke like signs. Electrocardiogram may be conducted to detect abnormalities in heart rhythm. Molecular genetic testing is the best way to confirm diagnosis.
HOW IS MELAS SYNDROME TREATED?
There is no known treatment for the underlying disease, which is progressive and fatal. Patients are managed according to what areas of the body are affected at a particular time. antioxidants and vitamins have been used, but there have been no consistent successes reported.
DID YOU KNOW?
This is a problem that tends to affect the male population more than the females. And do it happens because of mitochondrial gene mutation, it is not really hereditary or recurring.