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Peters plus syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • Peters anomaly with short limb dwarfism
  • Krause-Kivlin syndrome
Related Diseases
  • Congenital disorder of glycosylation with developmental anomaly
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Treatment

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How might Peters plus syndrome be treated?

Treatment varies from person to person and is based on the extent of the disease. Once a person has been diagnosed with Peters plus syndrome, the following evaluations are recommended:[1]
  • Eye examination
  • Growth hormone testing
  • Developmental assessment
  • Heart examination
  • Kidney examination
  • Head examination
  • Thyroid testing
  • Hearing assessment

Assessment by an ophthalmologist every three months or as indicated is recommended as well as regular developmental assessments. Preservation of vision in the affected eye(s) often requires surgery such as corneal transplantation (penetrating keratoplasty).

Certain medications, such as corticosteroids, should be avoided, as they increase the risk of glaucoma.[1]

Last updated: 7/22/2016

References
  1. Saskia AJ Lesnik Oberstein, MD, PhD, Martine van Belzen, PhD, and Raoul Hennekam, MD, PhD.. Peters Plus Syndrome. GeneReviews. January 23, 2014; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1464/.


Management Guidelines

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Other Names for this Disease
  • Peters anomaly with short limb dwarfism
  • Krause-Kivlin syndrome
Related Diseases
  • Congenital disorder of glycosylation with developmental anomaly
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.