G. Ciana

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Substrate reduction therapy (SRT) with miglustat has been proposed for treatment of some lysosomal storage disorders. Based on the positive experience in Gaucher disease and experimental data in Tay-Sachs (TSD) and Sandhoff animal models, the authors investigated the clinical efficacy of SRT in two patients with infantile TSD. SRT could not arrest the(More)
The association between type 1 Gaucher disease and PD has been reported in the literature. The clinical picture is characterized by the predominance of bilateral akinetic-rigid signs and poor response to levodopa therapy. The authors describe four patients (two siblings) with type 1 Gaucher disease presenting with the following signs of typical PD:(More)
Glycogenosis type 2 is an autosomal recessive glycogen storage disorder caused by deficiency of lysosomal acid alpha-glucosidase. Different phenotypes are recognized. The authors describe two children affected by the late infantile form; both presented terminal hyperthermia not caused by infections. Autopsy performed in one case showed diffuse glycogen(More)
PMM2-CDG (PMM2 gene mutations) is the most common congenital disorder of N-glycosylation. We conducted a nationwide survey to characterize the frequency, clinical features, glycosylation and genetic correlates in Italian patients with PMM2-CDG. Clinical information was obtained through a questionnaire filled in by the referral physicians including(More)
Prader-Willi syndrome in the newborn is essentially characterized by marked hypotonia, feeding difficulties, hypogonadism, and possible characteristic facial features. However, diagnosis at this age may be particularly difficult, and dysmorphic features may be subtle or absent. Prematurity can furthermore delay clinical features recognition and typical(More)
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