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Fanconi renotubular syndrome

Other Names for this Disease
  • Adult Fanconi syndrome
  • Fanconi syndrome without cystinosis
  • FRTS
  • Renal Fanconi syndrome
  • RFS
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What is Fanconi syndrome?

What is Fanconi syndrome?

Fanconi syndrome is a condition in which the kidneys do not absorb certain substances into the body.  These substances, such as cysteine, fructose, galactose, or glycogen, are lost in the urine.  Fanconi syndrome is thought to be caused by genetic and environmental factors, and it may be diagnosed at any age.  Symptoms of Fanconi syndrome include increased urine production (which may cause dehydration), weakness, and abnormalities of the bones.[1][2]
Last updated: 3/11/2012

  1. Fanconi syndrome. MedlinePlus. February 2012; Accessed 3/6/2012.
  2. Fathallah-Shaykh S. Fanconi syndrome. eMedicine. August 2011; Accessed 3/2/2012.