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Neurological symptoms of Lesch Nyhan Syndrome include facial grimacing, involuntary writhing, and repetitive movements of the arms and legs similar to those seen in Huntington’s disease.
The prognosis for individuals with Lesch Nyhan Syndrome is poor. Death is usually due to renal failure in the first or second decade of life.
Lesch-Nyhan syndrome (LNS) is a rare, inherited disorder caused by a deficiency of the enzyme hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyltransferase (HPRT).
Treatment for Lesch Nyhan Syndrome is symptomatic. Gout can be treated with allopurinol to control excessive amounts of uric acid.