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Lesch Nyhan syndrome

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Lesch Nyhan syndrome
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An inherited illness which affects how the body builds and breaks down parts of the human tissue which form the body genetic blueprint – called Purines.

The disease, which usually affects boys, builds up high levels of acid in the body which can form bladder and kidney stones.

People with Lesch Nyhan experience involuntary movements and in most cases self-destructive behaviour.

Most patients have difficulty walking and sitting and rely on using a wheelchair.

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