Neurocognitive diagnostics indicated in cystinosis patients

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This study analyzed neurocognitive functioning of 14 school-aged school-aged cystinosis patients treated with cysteamine. Using standardized methods, full-scale intelligence, visual-motor integration, sustained attention, visual memory, planning, or motor speed seem to be affected. The study concludes that neurocognitive diagnostics are indicated in cystinosis patients.  


Neurocognitive functioning in school-aged cystinosis patients.Besouw MT, Hulstijn-Dirkmaat GM, van der Rijken RE, Cornelissen EA, van Dael CM, Vande Walle J, Lilien MR, Levtchenko EN. J Inherit Metab Dis. 2010 Dec;33(6):787-93. Epub 2010 Sep 3.

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