Lesch-Nyhan syndrome


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Lesch-Nyhan syndrome

[′lesh ′nī‚han ‚sin‚drōm]
(medicine)
A hereditary disease of male children, transmitted as an X-linked recessive, characterized by hyperuricemia, deficiency of hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyl transferase, mental retardation, spastic cerebral palsy, choreathetosis, and self-mutilating biting.
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Family: Married; teenage son, Alexander; lost two sons, Christopher, 3, and Brendan, 2, to genetic disease, Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome.
lip and finger biting with Lesch-Nyhan syndrome, skin picking with Prader-Willi syndrome) suggests that certain forms of self-injury may have genetic/biological determinants, and recent advances in the field of genetics provide new and relevant research opportunities for collaborations between geneticists and behavioral psychologists to discover targets for improved therapies.
They all went through a lot of testing and finally found out that the boys both have a genetic disorder, Lesch-Nyhan syndrome.
org 1,2,3,6,7 NYHAN SYNDROME See: Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome OAV SYNDROME See: Goldenhar Syndrome OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER OC Foundation 337 Notch Hill Rd.
org 1,2,3,6,7, NYHAN SYNDROME See: Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome OAV SYNDROME See: Goldenhar Syndrome OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER OC Foundation 337 Notch Hill Rd.