Can hematopoietic stem cell transplant cure Kabuki syndrome?
There is no cure for Kabuki syndrome. Treatment is based on a patient's symptoms. Treatment may include special feedings, certain medications, and special education. The exact treatments depend on which symptoms a patient has. A medical geneticist can help organize patient care. To find a genetics clinic near you, visit the Genetic Services Search Engine on the American College of Medical Genetics website.
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Are there other organ specific treatments for Kabuki syndrome?
Treatment will depend on what symptoms a child has. If difficulty in feeding a child is an issue, different feeding techniques may be used. These include thickened feeds and different positions. A feeding tube might need to be used if there are severe feeding problems. Special education and early therapies will help children reach their full potential. Anti-seizure medications can help treat seizures. Hearing aids can be used if children have hearing loss. Dental exam and treatment may be necessary for children with abnormal teeth. If children have increased risk for infections, medications may be given to improve their immune systems. Sometimes growth hormone is used to treat short stature. Not all affected people will need all of these treatments. Symptoms vary and treatment is based on which symptoms develop. A medical geneticist can help decide what treatments are needed. To find a genetics clinic near you, visit the Genetic Services Search Engine on the American College of Medical Genetics website.