McLeod Syndrome is an inherited disorder caused by the mutation of the Xk gene present in the X chromosome. This disease can affect major organs including the brain and the heart, causing cardiomyopathy and peripheral neuropathy. Symptoms show up after 50 years of age and include facial tics and muscle chorea. It can also cause psychiatric symptoms and epilepsy. Treatment for the disease is supportive as there is no current cure for the disease.
HOW IS MCLEOD SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
This syndrome is sometimes accompanied by late-onset dementia.