Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Lesch Nyhan Syndrome Outlook

What to expect with Lesch Nyhan syndrome:

  • People with Lesch-Nyhan syndrome are unable to walk.
  • Abnormal movements and behavior problems are difficult to control.
  • Disability worsens over time.
  • Most people with Lesch-Nyhan syndrome do not live past 40 years old.

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Last Updated: Mar 24, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Lesch Nyhan Syndrome References
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