What are the dietary recommendations for patients with Fanconi syndrome?

Updated: Feb 09, 2018
  • Author: Sahar Fathallah-Shaykh, MD; Chief Editor: Craig B Langman, MD  more...
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Several forms of Fanconi syndrome are caused by deficiencies in enzymes involved in the metabolism of nutrients, such as galactose, fructose, tyrosine, and phenylalanine. Elimination of these substances from the diet results in the disappearance of the renal manifestations of the syndrome. However, some of the systemic abnormalities, such as developmental delay, growth retardation, speech impairment, and ovarian dysfunction in galactosemia or hepatic cirrhosis in tyrosinemia, do not appear to be affected. Patients with Wilson disease benefit from a low-copper diet and therapy with D-penicillamine.


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