Bardet Biedl Syndrome is a human genetic disorder that creates symptoms like obesity and weight gain, speech disorder, renal failure, uncoordinated movements, hearing impairment and others. It affects the various organs and senses like the eyes, hands, feet, cardiovascular cavity, behaviour and growth, and other quarters as well.
HOW IS BARDET-BIEDL SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis is usually made on the basis of the clinical features but should be confirmed by molecular genetic testing Genotyping may be required to differentiate BBS from other rare genetic disorders.
HOW IS BARDET-BIEDL SYNDROME TREATED?
The treatment is varies from person to person according to the symptoms. A team of specialists including pediatricians, orthopedic surgeons, cardiologists, dental specialists, speech pathologists, audiologists who assess and treat hearing problems, ophthalmologists who assess and treat vision problems, physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases (nephrologists), and other healthcare professionals may need to systematically and comprehensively plan an affect the child's treatment.
DID YOU KNOW?
The alternative name for BBS is Laurence-Moon syndrome (LMS). Surveillance includes regular ophthalmological evaluation, monitoring of renal, liver, glucose, lipid and endocrine profile and regular weight and blood pressure measurements.