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Aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase (AADC), a vitamin B6-requiring enzyme that converts L-dopa to dopamine and 5-hydroxytryptophan to serotonin. Deficiency of this enzyme results in developmental delay, muscular hypotonia, dystonia, involuntary movements, autonomic dysfunction, and oculogyric crises. We now report a 2-year-old Turkish boy with AADC(More)
Early diagnosis for metabolic encephalopathy caused by inborn errors of metabolism is very important for the initiation of early treatment and also for prevention of sequela. Metabolic encephalopathy in the form of seizures can result from many inborn errors of metabolism and considering the large number of disorders causing metabolic encephalopathy, enzyme(More)
Valproic acid (VPA) is an antiepileptic drug which is used in the treatment of various seizure disorders including tonic-clonic, myoclonic, absence, partial seizures and psychiatric disorders. VPA is usually well tolerated, but severe adverse effects may occur. Hyperammonaemic encephalopathy (HE) is a rare and potentially fatal complication of VPA(More)
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