What were the symptoms associated with MELAS syndrome in a friend or relative?
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What are the symptoms of MELAS?
As a result of the disturbed function of their cells'
mitochondria, patients with MELAS develop brain dysfunction (encephalopathy)
with seizures and headaches, as well as muscle disease with a build-up of lactic acid in the blood (a condition
called lactic acidosis),
temporary local paralysis (stroke-like episodes), and abnormal thinking (dementia).