Eduardo López-Laso

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Acute necrotizing encephalopathy (ANE) is a rapidly progressive encephalopathy that can occur in otherwise healthy children after common viral infections such as influenza and parainfluenza. Most ANE is sporadic and nonrecurrent (isolated ANE). However, we identified a 7 Mb interval containing a susceptibility locus (ANE1) in a family segregating recurrent(More)
Hereditary neuropathies form a heterogeneous group of disorders for which over 40 causal genes have been identified to date. Recently, dominant mutations in the transient receptor potential vanilloid 4 gene were found to be associated with three distinct neuromuscular phenotypes: hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy 2C, scapuloperoneal spinal muscular(More)
OBJECTIVE Mitochondrial complex I deficiency is the commonest diagnosed respiratory chain defect, being genetically heterogeneous. The male preponderance of previous patient cohorts suggested an X-linked underlying genetic defect. We investigated mutations in the X-chromosomal complex I structural genes, NDUFA1 and NDUFB11, as a novel cause of mitochondrial(More)
Ictal crying is a rare type of epileptic seizure associated with hypothalamic hamartoma and with other lesions such as tumours, vascular malformations, hippocampal sclerosis, or cerebral infarction. We describe the case of an infant with gelastic, dacrystic and other types of seizures associated with a giant hypothalamic hamartoma, and present a video(More)
Autosomal recessive forms of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (ARCMT) are rare but severe disorders of the peripheral nervous system. Their molecular basis is poorly understood due to the extensive genetic and clinical heterogeneity, posing considerable challenges for patients, physicians, and researchers. We report on the genetic findings from a systematic(More)
SUMMARY Identification of iron deficiency (ID) is essential to initiate early treatment to prevent long-term systemic complications of ID anemia. This study was undertaken to evaluate the efficiency of the parameter reticulocyte hemoglobin content (CHr) compared with other laboratory parameters in the assessment of ID in a pediatric population. Blood(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the usefulness of Phe loading test in patients for the diagnosis of guanosine triphosphate cyclohydrolase 1 deficiency (GTPCH). DESIGN AND METHODS We studied one family composed of 13 members harbouring the Q89X mutation in the GTPCH gene, a non-related pediatric patient with GTPCH deficiency and 8 pediatric controls. 100 mg/kg of(More)
Incomplete penetrance has rarely been reported in Charcot–Marie–Tooth disease. Our aim is to describe reduced penetrance in a hereditary motor neuropathy pedigree due to mutation in the transient receptor potential vallinoid 4 (TRPV4) gene. The pedigree comprised two affected members, the proband aged 44 years and her affected daughter aged 7 years, and(More)
We report on a GTP cyclohydrolase 1 mutation-confirmed heterozygous case presenting with an infantile hypokinetic rigid syndrome and delay in attainment of motor milestones starting from the first year of life. He had a family history of dopa-responsive dystonia-parkinsonism. CSF neopterin, biopterin and HVA values were decreased. Molecular study of GCH-1(More)
Patients with autosomal dominant Segawa disease (dopa-responsive dystonia) demonstrate excellent, sustained response to low-dose levodopa. In contrast, the development of levodopa limiting treatment dyskinesias is thought to support the diagnosis of other early-onset dystonia/parkinsonism syndromes. We describe an atypical phenotype of persistent treatment(More)