Your browser does not support javascript:   Search for gard hereSearch for news-and-events here.

Diseases

Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

Print friendly version

Mitochondrial encephalomyopathy lactic acidosis and stroke-like episodes


Other Names for this Disease

  • MELAS
  • MELAS syndrome
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.

Your Questions Answered


3 question(s) from the public on this disease have been answered. Submit a new question.
  • My brother was diagnosed with MELAS several years ago. His wife informed me that his doctor said that all 3 of us children inherited the gene from our mother. His diagnosis was confirmed after viewing our mother's autopsy reports. How probable is it that myself or our other brother will be affected by this disease? Click here for answer

  • Is there a link between mitochondrial encephalomyopathy lactic acidosis and stroke-like episodes (MELAS) and a person who is not really strong? Click here for answer

  • My doctor has ordered the MELAS test, but it is very expensive and the labs hardly take any insurance. Are there any other options? Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • MELAS
  • MELAS syndrome
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.