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Glucose transporter type 1 deficiency syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • GLUT1 deficiency syndrome
  • Encephalopathy due to GLUT1 deficiency
  • Glucose transport defect, blood-brain barrier
  • De Vivo disease
  • GLUT-1 deficiency syndrome
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Treatment

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How might glucose transporter type 1 deficiency syndrome be treated?

There is currently no cure for glucose transporter type 1 deficiency syndrome (GLUT1 deficiency syndrome); however, a special diet (called a ketogenic diet) may help control symptoms in some affected people.[1] The GLUT1 Deficiency Foundation offers an information page with detailed information regarding the ketogenic diet. Please click on the link to access this resource.     
Last updated: 12/8/2015

References
  1. Dong Wang, MD, Juan M Pascual, MD, PhD, and Darryl De Vivo, MD. Glucose Transporter Type 1 Deficiency Syndrome. GeneReviews. January 2015; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1430/#glut1.Clinical_Description.


Management Guidelines

  • GeneReviews provides current, expert-authored, peer-reviewed, full-text articles describing the application of genetic testing to the diagnosis, management, and genetic counseling of patients with specific inherited conditions.
  • Orphanet Emergency Guidelines is an article which is expert-authored and peer-reviewed that is intended to guide health care professionals in emergency situations involving this condition.  

Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Glucose transporter type 1 deficiency syndrome. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.
Other Names for this Disease
  • GLUT1 deficiency syndrome
  • Encephalopathy due to GLUT1 deficiency
  • Glucose transport defect, blood-brain barrier
  • De Vivo disease
  • GLUT-1 deficiency syndrome
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.