Which specialist consultations are indicated in the treatment of Fanconi syndrome?

Updated: Feb 09, 2018
  • Author: Sahar Fathallah-Shaykh, MD; Chief Editor: Craig B Langman, MD  more...
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A slit-lamp eye examination should be requested whenever the diagnosis of cystinosis is suspected. Detection of needle-shaped refractile bodies in the cornea is pathognomonic. In patients with Wilson disease, a slit-lamp examination can be used to detect the pathognomonic Kayser-Fleischer rings. An ophthalmology consultation is also warranted in patients with galactosemia and Lowe syndrome because ocular manifestations can be present.


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