Fanconi syndrome or Fanconi's syndrome (English: / f ɑː n ˈ k oʊ n i /, / f æ n-/) is a syndrome of inadequate reabsorption in the proximal renal tubules of the kidney.The syndrome can be caused by various underlying congenital or acquired diseases, by toxicity (for example, from toxic heavy metals), or by adverse drug reactions. It results in various small molecules of metabolism being Specialty: Nephrology, Endocrinology. Adult fanconi syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Adult fanconi syndrome, or a subtype of Adult fanconi syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Eighteen reported cases of the adult Fanconi syndrome are reviewed.The possible etiology of this syndrome is discussed. Although some cases of adult Fanconi syndrome are undoubtedly of hereditary nature, others may result from acquired kidney lesions in a number of disease processes.Forms of therapy currently in use are mentioned.Cited by: 199. Adults with FA. Meeting for Adults with FA: adults (18+) with FA are invited to attend this meeting each year to network with one another, listen to medical and science updates, and attend support sessions.> Networking: a private Facebook support group allows adults with FA to exchange questions and information.An additional private Facebook support group is available to teens with FA.
A case of adult Fanconi syndrome is described in which there was urinary excretion of kappa light chains. After 13 years the patient developed overt myeloma. She also developed an adenocarcinoma of the colon and an adenocarcinoma of the parathyroid gland. These findings are discussed in relation to the known association between adult Fanconi Cited by: 10.