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Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome

Lesch-Nyhan syndrome, hereditary hyperuricemia /lesh'ni'han/, a hereditary disorder affecting males, in which there is an excess production of uric acid, normally present in blood and urine. The syndrome includes mental retardation, self-mutilation of the fingers and lips by biting, impaired kidney function, and abnormal physical development.

Below is an example of the self mutilation of fingers caused by

Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome


Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome


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