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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?
The diagnosis of Leigh syndrome may be confirmed by a thorough clinical evaluation and a variety of specialized tests, particularly advanced imaging techniques. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computed tomography (CT) scans of the brain may reveal abnormal areas in certain parts of the brain. An MRI uses a magnetic field and radio waves to produce cross-sectional images of particular organs and bodily tissues. During CT scanning, a computer and x-rays are used to create a film showing cross-sectional images of certain tissue structures.
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?
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.