Mitochondrial encephalomyopathy lactic acidosis and stroke-like episodes
Other Names for this Disease
- MELAS syndrome
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What are the signs and symptoms of mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes (MELAS)?
Many people with MELAS have a buildup of lactic acid in their bodies (lactic acidosis). This can lead to vomiting, abdominal pain, extreme fatigue, muscle weakness, and difficulty breathing. Involuntary muscle spasms, impaired muscle coordination, hearing loss, heart and kidney problems, diabetes, and hormonal imbalances may also occur.
- Mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes. Genetics Home Reference. November 2006; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/mitochondrial-encephalomyopathy-lactic-acidosis-and-stroke-like-episodes. Accessed 10/17/2011.