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Lowe Syndrome is a rare disorder that affects the eyes, brain and the kidneys. A congenital condition, this disorder is exclusively seen in male babies. Babies born with this condition have a thick clouding of the lens in both eyes along with other eye problems that may impair vision. About 50% of the infants born with this condition develop infantile glaucoma. Children with Lowe syndrome have developmental issues and their intellectual ability is usually impaired. Kidney abnormalities are also prevalent.
HOW IS LOWE SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
A Pediatric diagnoses Lowe Syndrome by conducting a molecular genetic testing that detects more than 95% of the affected males.
HOW IS LOWE SYNDROME TREATED?
Treatments require intensive supplements being provided to the child along with monitoring acid-base status and electrolyte levels. Hormonal therapy is also suggested along with use of HGH, that is known to boost development.
DID YOU KNOW?
Other signs frequent in boys with Lowe Syndrome include short stature, dental cysts and abnormal dentin formation of the teeth, skin cysts and Vitamin D deficiency that can lead to soft bones, skeletal changes (rickets), bone fractures, scoliosis and degenerative joint disease.