Obesity control and low protein diet preserve or even improve renal functions in Bardet-Biedl syndrome: A report of two cases


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DERVİŞOĞLU E., İŞGÖREN S., Kasgari D., DEMİR H., Yilmaz A.

MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR, vol.17, no.1, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.12659/msm.881320
  • Journal Name: MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background: Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) is a rare autosomal-recessive disorder characterized by abdominal obesity, mental retardation, dysmorphic extremities, retinal dystrophy, hypogonadism, and kidney structural abnormalities or functional impairment. It is now considered a significant cause of chronic and end-stage renal disease in children. To the best of our knowledge there have been no previous studies on the role of diet in the management of renal functions in patients with BBS.