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Lesch Nyhan Syndrome Questions For Doctor

The following are some important questions to ask before and after treatment for Lesch Nyhan syndrome.

Questions to ask before treatment:

  • What are my treatment options?
  • What are the risks associated with treatment?
  • Do I need to stay in the hospital?
    • How long will I be in the hospital?
  • What are the complications I should watch for?
  • How long will I be on medication?
  • What are the potential side effects of my medication?
  • Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
  • Should I take my medication with food?

Questions to ask after treatment:
  • Do I need to change my diet?
  • When can I resume my normal activities?
  • When can I return to work?
  • How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
  • Will my children have this condition?
  • What local support and other resources are available?

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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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  3. Saito Y, Takashima S. Neurotransmitter changes in the pathophysiology of Lesch-Nyhan syndrome. Brain Dev. 2000 Sep;22 Suppl 1:S122-31. [10984673]
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