Nijmegen breakage syndrome (NBS)

Treatment

Is there treatment for Nijmegen breakage syndrome?

There is treatment available for some of the symptoms of Nijmegen breakage syndrome (NBS). Unfortunately, there are no treatment options available for short stature, microcephaly, or the characteristic facial features. However, there are options available for several of the other symptoms. For example, early intervention services may be available to help the development of these children. Additionally, various therapies are available for cancer treatment. These therapies are recommended by doctors specializing in cancer treatment.

References
  • Nijmegen breakage syndrome. Treatment of Manifestations. Gene Reviews. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1176/
  • Nijmegen Breakage Syndrome Treatment & Management. Medical Care. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1116869-treatment
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Are there other organ specific treatments/symptoms or specific associated treatments for Nijmegen breakage syndrome?

Are there other organ specific treatments/symptoms or specific associated treatments for Nijmegen breakage syndrome?

Treatments for Nijmegen breakage syndrome related cancers are extremely organ and cancer-type specific. Your doctors will look at markers of your cancer in order to help guide the best treatment possible. Early intervention therapies for developmental delay and intellectual disability are designed specifically for each individual.

References
  • Early Intervention. (EI) Division. http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dph/programs/family-health/early-intervention/

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