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Lesch–Nyhan Syndrome: Disorder of Self-mutilating Behavior

Prasad Jathar, Madhura Jathar

Keywords : HPRT enzyme, Lesch-Nyhan syndrome, Self-mutilating behavior

Citation Information : Jathar P, Jathar M. Lesch–Nyhan Syndrome: Disorder of Self-mutilating Behavior. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2016; 9 (2):139-142.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1350

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-02-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; The Author(s).


Lesch–Nyhan syndrome (LNS), a rare inborn error of metabolism, is characterized by self-injurious behavior, which results in partial or total destruction of oral and perioral tissues and/or fingers. Persistent self-injurious behavior (biting the fingers, hands, lips, and cheeks; banging the head or limbs) is a hallmark of the disease. Prevention of self-mutilation raises significant difficulties. A case of a 10-month-old boy with aggressive behavior and severe lower lip injuries is presented. How to cite this article: Jathar P, Panse AM, Jathar M, Gawali PN. Lesch–Nyhan Syndrome: Disorder of Self-mutilating Behavior. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2016;9(2):139-142.

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