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04/06/2010 02:07 PM

Treatment of Leigh Disease

LeighDisease
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The most common treatment for Leigh's disease is thiamine or Vitamin B1. Oral sodium bicarbonate or sodium citrate may also be prescribed to manage lactic acidosis. In current research it is currently tested the use of dichloroacetate to establish its effectiveness in treating lactic acidosis. In individuals who have the X-linked form of Leigh's disease, a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet may be helpful.
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