Gepke Visser

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We report on three patients (two siblings and one unrelated) presenting in infancy with progressive muscle weakness and paralysis of the diaphragm. Metabolic studies revealed a profile of plasma acylcarnitines and urine organic acids suggestive of a mild form of the multiple acyl-CoA dehydrogenation defect (MADD, ethylmalonic/adipic acid syndrome).(More)
Glycogen storage disease type I (GSD I) is a relatively rare metabolic disease and therefore, no metabolic centre has experience of large numbers of patients. To document outcome, to develop guidelines about (long-term) management and follow-up, and to develop therapeutic strategies, the collaborative European Study on GSD I (ESGSD I) was initiated. This(More)
Hartnup disorder, an autosomal recessive defect named after an English family described in 1956 (ref. 1), results from impaired transport of neutral amino acids across epithelial cells in renal proximal tubules and intestinal mucosa. Symptoms include transient manifestations of pellagra (rashes), cerebellar ataxia and psychosis. Using homozygosity mapping(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the incidence, the severity, and the course of neutropenia, neutrophil dysfunction, and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in glycogen storage disease (GSD) type Ib. METHOD As part of a collaborative European Study on GSD type I, a retrospective registry was established in 12 European countries that included all patients with GSD-I(More)
Life-expectancy in glycogen storage disease type I (GSD I) has improved considerably. Its relative rarity implies that no metabolic centre has experience of large series of patients and experience with long-term management and follow-up at each centre is limited. There is wide variation in methods of dietary and pharmacological treatment. Based on the data(More)
We studied the glucose-6-phosphatase (G6Pase) gene of 30 unrelated glycogen storage disease type Ia (GSD Ia) patients using single strand conformational polymorphism (SSCP) prior to automated sequencing of exons revealing an aberrant SSCP pattern. In all patients we could identify mutations on both alleles of the G6Pase gene, indicating that this method is(More)
Life expectancy in glycogen storage disease type 1 (GSD-1) has improved considerably. Its relative rarity implies that no metabolic centre has experience of large series of patients and therefore experience with long-term management and follow-up at each centre is limited. There is wide variation in methods of dietary and pharmacological treatment. Based on(More)
BACKGROUND Peroxisomes are organelles that proliferate continuously and play an indispensable role in human metabolism. Consequently, peroxisomal gene defects can cause multiple, often severe disorders, including the peroxisome biogenesis disorders. Currently, 13 different PEX proteins have been implicated in various stages of peroxisome assembly and(More)
Patients with glycogen storage disease type 1b (GSD-1b) have neutropenia and neutrophil dysfunction that predispose to frequent infections and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), for which granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (GCSF) is given. To investigate the use and the value of GCSF treatment in GSD-1b, a retrospective registry of GSD-1 patients born(More)
Ketoacidosis is a potentially lethal condition caused by the imbalance between hepatic production and extrahepatic utilization of ketone bodies. We performed exome sequencing in a patient with recurrent, severe ketoacidosis and identified a homozygous frameshift mutation in the gene encoding monocarboxylate transporter 1 (SLC16A1, also called MCT1). Genetic(More)