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The prognosis for individuals with Leigh's disease is poor, though some have survived to their mid-teenage years. Some individuals tend to also live up to 6 or 7 years of age.
Initial symptoms of Leigh’s disease can include the loss of basic skills such as sucking, head control, walking and talking. These may be accompanied by other problems such as irritability, loss of appetite, vomiting and seizures.
There is no cure for Leigh’s Disease. Treatments generally involve variations of vitamin and supplement therapies, often in a “cocktail” combination, and are only partially effective.
Leigh's disease is a rare inherited neurometabolic disorder that affects the central nervous system.