What is included in patient education about Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome (SLOS)?

Updated: Jan 27, 2021
  • Author: Robert D Steiner, MD; Chief Editor: Luis O Rohena, MD, MS, FAAP, FACMG  more...
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Photosensitivity may occur; instruct patient to avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight and to judiciously use sunscreens and clothing. Supplemental cholesterol, or even fresh frozen plasma (as a source of cholesterol), may be useful in the short term for patients with Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome who require surgery or who are very ill for any reason. Adrenal insufficiency may occur, and glucocorticoid and/or mineralocorticoid supplementation may be needed. [35]


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