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Learn more about MELAS syndrome

Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is MELAS syndrome?

MELAS syndrome is a rare disorder that begins in childhood and mostly affects the nervous system and muscles.

Symptoms of MELAS syndrome

  • Seizure

  • Shorter than other children of similar age

  • Hearing difficulty

  • Weakness in arms or legs

  • Blind spots or blind areas in vision

Questions your doctor may ask to check for MELAS syndrome

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose MELAS syndrome

  • Have you had a seizure?

  • Are (or were) you shorter than other children around your age?

  • Do you have hearing problems?

  • Do you feel any weakness in your arms or legs?

  • Do you have partial loss of vision?

Treatment for MELAS syndrome

Treatment is mainly symptomatic. Anti-convulsant drugs are used to help prevent and control seizures associated with MELAS syndrome. Cochlear implants have been used to treat sensorineural deafness.

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