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Classic infantile Pompe disease is an inherited generalized glycogen storage disorder caused by deficiency of lysosomal acid α-glucosidase. If left untreated, patients die before one year of age. Although enzyme-replacement therapy (ERT) has significantly prolonged lifespan, it has also revealed new aspects of the disease. For up to 11 years, we(More)
BACKGROUND Urinary excretion of the tetrasaccharide 6-α-D-glucopyranosyl-maltotriose (Glc₄) is increased in various clinical conditions associated with increased turnover or storage of glycogen, making Glc₄ a potential biomarker for glycogen storage diseases (GSD). We developed an ultraperformance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS)(More)
Enzyme-replacement therapy (ERT) in Pompe disease—an inherited metabolic disorder caused by acid α-glucosidase deficiency and characterized in infants by generalized muscle weakness and cardiomyopathy—can be complicated by immune responses. Infants that do not produce any endogenous acid α-glucosidase, so-called CRIM-negative patients, reportedly develop a(More)
INTRODUCTION Lysosomal storage disorders (LSDs) are clinically heterogeneous disorders that result primarily from lysosomal accumulation of macromolecules in various tissues. LSDs are always progressive, and often lead to severe symptoms and premature death. The identification of the underlying genetic and enzymatic defects has prompted the development of(More)
BACKGROUND Pompe disease has a broad clinical spectrum, in which the phenotype is partially explained by the genotype. The aim of this study was to describe phenotypical variation among siblings with non-classic Pompe disease. We hypothesized that siblings and families with the same genotype share more similar phenotypes than the total population of(More)
Since the introduction of enzyme replacement therapy for Pompe disease, awareness and early diagnosis have gained importance. Because the therapy is most effective when started early and methods for dried bloodspot screening for Pompe disease are currently being explored, neonatal screening is getting increased attention. The objective of this study was to(More)
Though enzyme-replacement therapy (ERT) with alglucosidase alfa has significantly improved the prospects for patients with classic infantile Pompe disease, some 50 % of treated infants do not survive ventilator-free beyond the age of 3 years. We investigated whether higher and more frequent dosing of alglucosidase alfa improves outcome. Eight cross-reactive(More)
This case report provides an unusual presentation of a gunshot wound (GSW) and stresses the importance of gathering complete clinical, scene and historical information, if possible. Sufficient details regarding an injured patient's mechanism of injury (MOI) should be elicited by the treating physician when hemodynamic status of the patient allows. A careful(More)
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