Lesch Nyhan Syndrome Treatment
There is no cure for Lesch-Nyhan syndrome. Treatment for Lesch Nyhan syndrome often includes medications that help control symptoms. These include medications that reduce uric acid in the body, medications that control muscle spasms, and anticonvulsant medications.
Treatment options for Lesch Nyhan syndrome may include:
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?
Lesch Nyhan Syndrome Specialist
Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat Lesch Nyhan syndrome:
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