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What is Senior-Loken Syndrome?

What is Senior-Loken Syndrome?

  • Senior-Loken Syndrome: A rare inherited disorder characterized by kidney dysfunction and progressive eye disease.

Senior-Loken Syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Senior-Loken Syndrome, or a subtype of Senior-Loken Syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Senior-Loken Syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Senior-Loken Syndrome: Introduction

Types of Senior-Loken Syndrome:

Broader types of Senior-Loken Syndrome:

How serious is Senior-Loken Syndrome?

Prognosis of Senior-Loken Syndrome: poor with death occurring before adulthood
Complications of Senior-Loken Syndrome: see complications of Senior-Loken Syndrome

What causes Senior-Loken Syndrome?

Causes of Senior-Loken Syndrome: see causes of Senior-Loken Syndrome

What are the symptoms of Senior-Loken Syndrome?

Symptoms of Senior-Loken Syndrome: see symptoms of Senior-Loken Syndrome

Complications of Senior-Loken Syndrome: see complications of Senior-Loken Syndrome

Onset of Senior-Loken Syndrome: early childhood

Can anyone else get Senior-Loken Syndrome?

More information: see contagiousness of Senior-Loken Syndrome
Inheritance: see inheritance of Senior-Loken Syndrome

Senior-Loken Syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Senior-Loken Syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Senior-Loken Syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Senior-Loken Syndrome: Medical Geneticist, Ophthalmologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Senior-Loken Syndrome.
Treatments for Senior-Loken Syndrome: see treatments for Senior-Loken Syndrome
Research for Senior-Loken Syndrome: see research for Senior-Loken Syndrome

Name and Aliases of Senior-Loken Syndrome

Main name of condition: Senior-Loken Syndrome

Other names or spellings for Senior-Loken Syndrome:

Letterer Senior Loken syndrome, nephropathy, tapetal, retinal degeneration, oculorenal retinal degeneration, tubulointerstitial nephropathy, retinal degeneration, Renal dysplasia retinal aplasia, Loken-Senior Syndrome, Renal-retinal syndrome, Juvenile nephronophthisis with Leber amaurosis

Juvenile nephronophthisis with Leber amaurosis, Loken-Senior Syndrome, Renal dysplasia retinal aplasia, Renal-retinal syndrome
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Senior-Loken Syndrome: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Senior-Loken Syndrome:


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