Patient Comments: MELAS Syndrome - When Symptoms Develop

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When did you or someone you know first develop MELAS symptoms? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Martiq74, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: June 15

I am a man who has been recently diagnosed with MELAS in 2016. My family/siblings all have been diagnosed early in life including 2 baby twin sisters of whom 1 died at childbirth the other at age 3. One older brother died at 19 with a total of 13 strokes ending up quadriplegic, and my younger brother had 10 strokes and ended up blind at age 15 and died at 35. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2001 and officially diagnosed with MELAS in 2016.

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