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Fanconi Bickel syndrome
Other Names for this Disease
- Fanconi syndrome with intestinal malabsorption and galactose intolerance
- GLUT2 deficiency
- Glycogen storage disease XI
- Glycogenosis Fanconi type
- Hepatic glycogenosis with amino aciduria and glucosuria
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Fanconi Bickel syndrome (FBS) is a rare glycogen storage disease characterized by glycogen accumulation in the liver and kidneys; severe renal tubular dysfunction; and impaired glucose and galactose metabolism. Signs and symptoms begin in the first few months of life and include failure to thrive, excessive urination (polyuria) and rickets, followed by short stature and hepatosplenomegaly in early childhood. Puberty is delayed. FBS is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner and is caused by mutations in the SLC2A2 gene. Treatment is generally symptomatic.
- Dominique-Charles Valla. Glycogen storage disease due to GLUT2 deficiency. Orphanet. http://www.orpha.net/consor/cgi-bin/OC_Exp.php?lng=EN&Expert=2088. Accessed December 12, 2012.
- Grünert SC, Schwab KO, Pohl M, Sass JO, Santer R. Fanconi-Bickel syndrome: GLUT2 mutations associated with a mild phenotype. Mol Genet Metab. March 2012.
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