What is Lesch-Nyhan syndrome?|
Lesch-Nyhan syndrome is a condition characterized by the overproduction of uric acid, a nitrogen-containing compound found in blood and urine. The overproduction of uric acid can cause gouty arthritis (arthritis caused by uric acid in the joints), kidney stones, and bladder stones. Problems with the nervous system and behavioral disturbances are also characteristic of this disorder. Abnormal involuntary muscle movements such as flexing, jerking, flinging, and flailing are often displayed by people affected with this disorder. Self-injury, including biting and he
How common is Lesch-Nyhan syndrome?
The prevalence of Lesch-Nyhan syndrome is approximately 1 in 380,000 individuals. This condition occurs with a similar frequency in all populations.