Elena Pintos-Martínez

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Our knowledge of mitochondrial respiratory chain diseases has increased dramatically in recent years, but relatively little information is available about their prevalence and incidence, either in pediatric or adult patients. This study reports incidence and prevalence estimates, and summarizes the clinical, biochemical, histologic, and genetic(More)
We describe a rare case of an intradural spinal chordoma. Only two cases have been previously reported and it is the second case diagnosed with MRI. A 65-year-old man presented with progressive disturbance of gait and weakness in the lower extremities. MRI revealed a intradural C6-C7 isointense mass, on T1- and T2-weighted images. The lesion enhanced after(More)
BACKGROUND Choline kinase beta gene (CHKB) mutations have been identified in Megaconial Congenital Muscular Dystrophy (MDCMC) patients, but never in patients with an additional combined deficiency of complexes I, III and IV and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) depletion. AIMS To report mutations in carry genes for MDCMC with respiratory chain defects and mtDNA(More)
We report the case of a 3-year-old girl, the only child of a nonconsanguineous couple without relevant antecedents, who was born with hydranencephalic-hydrocephalic syndrome diagnosed by ultrasonography at gestation week 28, and who was treated during the neonatal period by implantation of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt. She showed severe mental retardation,(More)
We report the case of a fetus aborted at gestation week 20 because of hydranencephalic-hydrocephalic syndrome. The fetus was the third pregnancy of a nonconsanguineous couple whose first child exhibited congenital hydranencephalic-hydrocephalic syndrome associated with muscle histology findings consistent with mitochondrial cytopathy and deficiency of(More)
INTRODUCTION Type II glycogenosis is a glycogen storage disease inherited as an autosomal recessive trait. This molecular and clinically heterogeneous condition is due to a deficiency in a lysosomal acid 1,4-alpha-glucosidase. OBJECTIVE To report the clinical, enzymatic and molecular characterization of a mulatto child, born to healthy Dominican mother(More)
INTRODUCTION West's syndrome is known to have symptomatic, cryptogenetic and idiopathic forms. Greater knowledge of the different pathologies and the development of new diagnostic techniques have allowed the list of symptomatic forms to be extended and congenital disorders of the metabolism account for a significant percentage as an aetiopathogenic factor.(More)
Choline kinase beta gene (CHKB) mutations have been identified in Megaconial Congenital Muscular Dystrophy (MDCMC) patients, a very rare inborn error of metabolism with 21 cases reported worldwide. We report the case of a Spanish boy of Caucasian origin who presented a generalized congenital muscular hypotonia, more intense at lower limb muscles, mildly(More)
INTRODUCTION Infantile neuroaxonal dystrophy (INAD), or Seitelberger disease, is a neurodegenerative disease of unknown origin which is transmitted by autosomal recessive inheritance. Clinically, it courses with psychomotor stagnation and regression that begins at the age of one or two years, associated to hypotonia with mixed clinical features (segmentary(More)