Disease Information for Lesch-Nyhan syndrome

Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Disfiguring/mutilating/scarring skin lesions
Mutilating acrodermal areas/digits/nose/ears
Mutilating/skin lesions/light exposed areas/face
Bumpy/lumpy lips congenital/sign
Chorea signs
Choreoathetoid movement
Equinus Posture/Ankles
High pain threshold/infant
Indifference to pain
Lip biting
Mental Deficiency Child
Mental/motor retardation in children/signs
Movement or gait disorder/signs
Nail biting/sign
Neurological symptoms/signs
Spasticity/Spastic gait
Behavior/obsessive mannerisms
Compulsive self-mutilation
Psychomotor retardation
Self-inflicted wounds/mutilation
Wrist biting behavior
Cloudy or purulent urine
Short stature Child
Typical Clinical Presentation
Males sicker than females/characteristic
Clinical Presentation & Variations
Anemia with Low Reticulocyte Count
Disease Progression
Course/Chronic disorder
Course/Chronic only
Demographics & Risk Factors
Population Group
Population/Pediatrics population
Family History
Family history/Metabolic disease
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Boy patient
Population/Child-Infant Only
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings (Non Measured)
Macrocytic anemia (Lab)
Macrocytosis/smear (Lab)
Abnormal Lab Findings - Decreased
Hematocrit (Lab)
Hemoglobin (Lab)
RBC/Red Blood Count (Lab)
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
Hypoxanthine serum level
MCV/Mean Corpuscular Volume (Lab)
Uric acid, serum (Lab)
URINE Xanthine
Diagnostic Test Results
BX/Renal Kidney urate deposits
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Arthritis, gouty type
Autoamputation of digit
Cerebral palsy
Cerebral spastic diplegia
Gouty nephropathy, chronic
Growth retardation/failure
Kidney stone/Nephrolithiasis/Urolithiasis
Kidney stone/Uric acid/urates
Lesch-Nyhan syndrome
Megaloblastic anemia/disease
Mental retardation
Renal colic
Ureterolithiasis/stone in ureter
Uric acid kidney stone formation
Disease Mechanism & Classification
CLASS/Pediatric disorders (ex)
CLASS/Neurologic (category)
Pathophysiology/Gene locus Chromosome X.
Pathophysiology/Gene Locus Identified/OMIM database
Pathophysiology/Gene locus Xq26-q27.2
Pathophysiology/Genomic indentifiers (polymorphism/snip/mutations)
Pathophysiology/Hypoxanthine-guan/ PO4-ribotransferase
Pathophysiology/Purine/pyrimidine metabolic problem
Pathophysiology/Hypoxanthine Guanine phosphoribosyl transferase HPRT defect
PROCESS/Congenital/developmental (category)
PROCESS/Enzyme defect/Metabolic disorder (ex)
PROCESS/Eponymic (category)
PROCESS/Hereditofamilial (category)
PROCESS/Metabolic/storage disorder (category)
PROCESS/Sex-linked (X-linked) recessive inheritance (ex)
PROCESS/Storage disorder (ex)
PROCESS/Variant expressions/Subsets (ex)
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Drug Therapy - Indication
SX/Stem cell transplant/allogenic
SX/Stem-cell transplant

An inherited disorder transmitted as a sex-linked trait and caused by a deficiency of an enzyme of purine metabolism; HYPOXANTHINE PHOSPHORIBOSYLTRANSFERASE; Affected individuals are normal in the first year of life and then develop psychomotor retardation, extrapyramidal movement disorders, progressive spasticity, and seizures; Self-destructive behaviors such as biting of fingers and lips are seen frequently; Intellectual impairment may also occur but is typically not severe; Elevation of uric acid in the serum leads to the development of renal calculi and gouty arthritis; (Menkes, Textbook of Child Neurology, 5th ed, )---------------------------------------------------------

Lesch Nyhan Syndrome; HGPRT, Absence of; HPRT, Absence of

Hereditary Hyperuricemia and Choreoathetosis Syndrome;

Hyperuricemia, Choreoathetosis, Self-multilation Syndrome;

Hyperuricemia-Oligophrenia; Hypoxanthine-Guanine Phosphoribosyltranferase Defect (Complete Absense of);

Juvenile Gout, Choreoathetosis, and Mental Retardation Syndrome; Nyhan Syndrome; Lesch-Nyhan syndrome is a rare inborn error of purine metabolism characterized by the absence or deficiency of the enzyme hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyltransferase (HPRT)


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