Leigh Syndrome is a severe neurological disorder appearing in the first years of life. This disease affects 1 in 40,000 newborns and is characterized by a progressive loss of mental and movement abilities. Leigh Syndrome is caused by patches of damaged tissues (lesions) that develop in the brains of those affected. These lesions affect the myelin that coats nerves, which in turn reduces the ability of these nerves to activate muscles used for movement.

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Genetics Home Reference, or People Against Leigh Syndrome.

Recent research on Leigh Syndrome

For a complete list of articles about Leigh Syndrome, visit PubMed

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