François Petit

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Glucose-6-phosphatase deficiency (G6P deficiency), or glycogen storage disease type I (GSDI), is a group of inherited metabolic diseases, including types Ia and Ib, characterized by poor tolerance to fasting, growth retardation and hepatomegaly resulting from accumulation of glycogen and fat in the liver. Prevalence is unknown and annual incidence is around(More)
In the neonatal period, the human kidney is characterized by an impaired ability to regulate water and sodium homeostasis, resembling partial aldosterone resistance. The aim of our study was to assess this hormonal insensitivity in newborn infants and to determine its relationship with neonatal sodium handling. We conducted a prospective study in 48 healthy(More)
during the angiocardiography procedure, raising the suspicion that the peak could be a result of interference from the iodinated contrast agent. To confirm that the interference on the Capillarys was a result of iomeprol, we enriched a control serum to give a final concentration of 28.6 g/L. On the basis of the known kinetics of the compound, this(More)
We describe a 41-year-old Moroccan woman with phosphofructokinase (PFK) deficiency who presented slowly progressive muscular weakness since childhood, without rhabdomyolysis episode or hemolytic anemia. Deltoid biopsy revealed massive glycogen storage in the majority of muscle fibers and polysaccharide deposits. PFK activity in muscle was totally absent. A(More)
Here we report the clinical and molecular characterization of two Xp11.22 deletions including SHROOM4 and CLCN5 genes. These deletions appeared in the same X chromosome of the same patient. The patient is a six-year-old boy who presented hydrocephalus, severe psychomotor and growth retardation, facial dysmorphism and renal proximal tubulopathy associated(More)
Genetic deficiency of the glycogen debranching enzyme causes glycogen storage disease type III, an autosomal recessive inherited disorder. The gene encoding this enzyme is designated as AGL gene. The disease is characterized by fasting hypoglycemia, hepatomegaly, growth retardation, progressive myopathy and cardiomyopathy. In the present study, we present(More)
Neutral lipid storage disease (NLSD) due to PNPLA2 mutation is a rare disorder with a severe muscular and cardiac outcome. All but one reported cases have been diagnosed during adulthood. It is thus ordinarily distinguished from Chanarin-Dorfman syndrome, a paediatric NLSD with a more widespread symptomatology. We report the case of a young child(More)
Glycogen storage disease type III is an inherited metabolic disorder characterized by liver and muscle impairment. This study aimed to identify promising muscle function measures for future studies on natural disease progression and therapeutic trials. The age-effect on the manual muscle testing (MMT), the hand-held dynamometry (HHD), the motor function(More)
Glycogen storage disease type III (GSDIII) is a rare disorder of glycogenolysis due to AGL gene mutations, causing glycogen debranching enzyme deficiency and storage of limited dextrin. Patients with GSDIIIa show involvement of liver and cardiac/skeletal muscle, whereas GSDIIIb patients display only liver symptoms and signs. The International Study on(More)