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Fanconi's Syndrome Overview

What is Fanconi's syndrome?
A person with Fanconi's syndrome has a rare form of kidney disease that results in high levels of amino acids, glucose, phosphate, and bicarbonate in the urine.

What are the symptoms of Fanconi's syndrome?
Symptoms of Fanconi's syndrome include poor bone growth and failure to grow normally. Other symptoms include fatigue, increased thirst, increased urination, arm and leg swelling, and facial swelling. Some may have symptoms of dehydration.

How does the doctor treat Fanconi's syndrome?
There is no specific treatment for Fanconi's syndrome. Treatment is based on the underlying cause.

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Last Updated: Feb 8, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Fanconi's Syndrome References
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