Home » Diseases & Conditions » Leigh Syndrome

Leigh Syndrome

Leigh Syndrome Diagnosis and Treatment

speech therapy

Leigh syndrome diagnosis is made based on the leigh syndrome symptoms that the infant or child has. Tests may show a deficiency of an enzyme called pyruvate dehydrogenase or the presence of lactic acidosis. Patients with Leigh syndrome may have symmetrical patches of damage in …

Symptoms of Leigh Syndrome

leigh syndrome sign - Low muscle tone

Symptoms of Leigh syndrome usually progress rapidly. Since the disease affects central nervous system, initial signs of leigh syndrome may include, poor sucking ability, loss of head control and motor functions. Loss of appetite, irritability, continuous crying (in infants), vomiting, and seizures may sometimes accompany …

What Causes Leigh Syndrome?

leigh syndrome causes

Leigh syndrome or commonly known as leigh’s disease is an inherited neurometabolic disorder characterized by progressive degeneration of the central nervous system (brain, optic nerves, and spinal cord). It usually affects infants between the age of three months and two years, however, teenagers and adults …