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Leigh syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • Leigh's disease
  • Leigh's necrotizing encephalopathy
  • LS
  • Necrotizing encephalopathy infantile subacute of Leigh
  • SNE
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  • If a couple's first baby is diagnosed with Leigh syndrome, what is the chance that future children will have it as well? Is this condition inherited from the mother or father?  Click here for answer

  • I'd like to know as much as possible about Leigh syndrome. Could you also tell me what type of testing is available for the condition? I am particularly interested in learning more about genetic testing for the syndrome. Click here for answer