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What is Maternally Inherited Leigh Syndrome?

What is Maternally Inherited Leigh Syndrome?

  • Maternally Inherited Leigh Syndrome: A rare condition where Leigh syndrome is inherited from the mother. Leigh syndrome is characterized by degeneration of the brain and impaired function of various organs.

Maternally Inherited Leigh Syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Maternally Inherited Leigh Syndrome, or a subtype of Maternally Inherited Leigh Syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Maternally Inherited Leigh Syndrome: Introduction

Types of Maternally Inherited Leigh Syndrome:

Broader types of Maternally Inherited Leigh Syndrome:

How serious is Maternally Inherited Leigh Syndrome?

Complications of Maternally Inherited Leigh Syndrome: see complications of Maternally Inherited Leigh Syndrome

What causes Maternally Inherited Leigh Syndrome?

Causes of Maternally Inherited Leigh Syndrome: see causes of Maternally Inherited Leigh Syndrome

What are the symptoms of Maternally Inherited Leigh Syndrome?

Symptoms of Maternally Inherited Leigh Syndrome: see symptoms of Maternally Inherited Leigh Syndrome

Complications of Maternally Inherited Leigh Syndrome: see complications of Maternally Inherited Leigh Syndrome

Onset of Maternally Inherited Leigh Syndrome: early infancy

Maternally Inherited Leigh Syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Maternally Inherited Leigh Syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Maternally Inherited Leigh Syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Maternally Inherited Leigh Syndrome: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Maternally Inherited Leigh Syndrome.
Treatments for Maternally Inherited Leigh Syndrome: see treatments for Maternally Inherited Leigh Syndrome

Name and Aliases of Maternally Inherited Leigh Syndrome

Main name of condition: Maternally Inherited Leigh Syndrome

Other names or spellings for Maternally Inherited Leigh Syndrome:

MILS, Subacute necrotizing encephalomyelopathy maternally inherited

Leigh disease, maternally inherited, MILS, Subacute necrotizing encephalomyelopathy maternally inherited, MILS, Subacute necrotizing encephalomyelopathy maternally inherited
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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