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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.[1] 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.[2][1] Puberty is delayed. FBS is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner and is caused by mutations in the SLC2A2 gene. Treatment is generally symptomatic.[1]
Last updated: 12/12/2012


  1. Dominique-Charles Valla. Glycogen storage disease due to GLUT2 deficiency. Orphanet. October 2008; Accessed 12/12/2012.
  2. 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; 105(3):433-437.
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