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Mitochondrial encephalomyopathy lactic acidosis and stroke-like episodes

Other Names for this Disease
  • MELAS syndrome
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  • 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