A highly rare disease, Lowe syndrome occurs mostly in men from the time of birth. This syndrome is an X-linked genetic condition that greatly affects the eyes, brains and kidneys. Some signs of this condition include dental cysts, abnormal formation of the teeth, skin cysts and vitamin D deficiency that can lead to brittle bones making bone injury and fractures common in Lowe syndrome patients. Children with this condition have cataract in both the eyes from birth. They also develop glaucoma or high eye pressure, which if untreated can also cause blindness. It also affects the motor and intellectual development, delaying it in comparison to normal children.
HOW IS LOWE SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
Until now no males with Lowe Syndrome have had children.