What educational information should be provided to parents of patients with Fanconi syndrome?

Updated: Feb 09, 2018
  • Author: Sahar Fathallah-Shaykh, MD; Chief Editor: Craig B Langman, MD  more...
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All parents should receive counseling on prevention of lead exposure and avoidance of outdated antibiotics as part of routine well-child care.

  • Parents of children with the primary forms of Fanconi syndrome should receive genetic counseling to explain the patterns of inheritance and advise on the risks of recurrence of the syndromes in subsequent pregnancies.

  • Parents of children with Fanconi syndrome secondary to galactosemia or tyrosinemia should receive detailed dietary instructions to eliminate the specific untolerated nutrients from the diet.


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