Lesch Nyhan Syndrome Overview
What is Lesch-Nyhan syndrome?
A person with Lesch-Nyhan syndrome has a rare, inherited illness that results in neurological disability, abnormal behavior, and abnormally high levels of uric acid in the bloodstream. Without treatment, the high uric acid levels can result in kidney stones, kidney failure, and arthritis. Lesch-Nyhan syndrome only occurs in males.
What are the symptoms of Lesch-Nyhan syndrome?
Symptoms of Lesch Nyhan syndrome include growth retardation, delayed puberty, abnormal behavior, abnormal movements, muscle spasms, and difficulty walking.
How does the doctor treat Lesch-Nyhan syndrome?
There is no cure for Lesch-Nyhan syndrome. Treatment for Lesch Nyhan syndrome includes medications that help control symptoms. These include medications that reduce uric acid in the body, medications that control muscle spasms, and anticonvulsant medications.
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