Diane Africk

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Two patients with neonatal seizures and subsequent normal neurological development were found to have nonketotic hyperglycinemia. In both patients, hyperglycinemia resolved at 6 weeks of age. After cerebrospinal fluid glycine levels were normalized, the seizures stopped completely in one child and were markedly improved in the other. The possible mechanisms(More)
Unbalanced chromosomal rearrangements typically cause multiple organ system involvement including neurodevelopmental deficits. It is atypical, however, to experience developmental and neurological regression. We describe a female with intellectual disability, failure to thrive, short stature, multiple congenital anomalies, and dysmorphic features and a(More)
We investigated fatty alcohol metabolism in eight patients with Sjögren-Larsson syndrome, and in nine obligate heterozygotes. Fatty alcohol: nicotinamide-adenine dinucleotide oxidoreductase (FAO) activity was deficient in cultured skin fibroblasts (mean 18% of normal, n = 8) and peripheral blood leukocytes (mean 22% of normal, n = 3) from patients with(More)
Secondary carnitine deficiency in a patient with glutaric acidaemia type II, due to deficient ETF-dehydrogenase activity, is described. The patient responded clinically to a pharmacological dose of riboflavin and a restricted protein diet. In the second year of her life she developed more frequent and severe exacerbations during intercurrent infections from(More)
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