McLeod Syndrome is a neurological disorder that affects the involuntary movement of different parts of the body such as the arms, legs and tongue. It can also affect the brain and spinal cord. Patients with this disorder would have a jerking motion when moving arms or legs, swallowing difficulties and in some cases seizures. They could develop psychiatric disorders such as bipolar disorder and depression
HOW IS MCLEOD SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
The condition will be diagnosed with the help of imaging tests. The general physician may also look for genetic testing to identify the cause of the condition.
HOW IS MCLEOD SYNDROME TREATED?
There is no cure for McLeod Syndrome, only symptomatic relief can be provided. People with cardiomyopathy are at a higher risk of death when affected with McLeod Syndrome. There is poor response to physiotherapy or exercises aimed at treating jerking movement.
DID YOU KNOW?
McLeod Syndrome affects the brain and the central nervous system.