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Lesch-nyhan syndrome (lns)--why do people get it and how long do they live?

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In brief: Genetic

X linked recessive gene, so occurs in males - passed on from their mothers.
Defect is in ability to break down purine leading to a buildup of uric acid. Symptoms include poor muscle control, mental retardation, and self mutilation. Long term prognosis is poor.

In brief: Genetic

X linked recessive gene, so occurs in males - passed on from their mothers.
Defect is in ability to break down purine leading to a buildup of uric acid. Symptoms include poor muscle control, mental retardation, and self mutilation. Long term prognosis is poor.
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