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In a personal series of 107 patients, we describe clinical presentations, methods of recognition and therapeutic management of inherited fatty acid oxidation (FAO) defects. As a whole, FAO disorders appear very severe: among the 107 patients, only 57 are still living. Including 47 siblings who died early in infancy, in total 97 patients died, of whom 30%(More)
Transaldolase (TALDO) deficiency is a newly recognized metabolic disease, which has been reported so far in 2 patients presenting with liver failure and cirrhosis. We report a new sibship of 4 infants born to the same consanguineous parents; all presented at birth or in the antenatal period with dysmorphic features, cutis laxa and hypertrichosis,(More)
Hyperinsulinism is a heterogeneous disorder characterised by severe hypoglycaemia due to an inappropriate oversecretion of insulin. In a personal series of 175 patients investigated for hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia over the last 20 years, we review clinical presentations, molecular studies and therapeutic management of hyperinsulinism. There were 98(More)
In a series of 137 patients with methylmalonic acidaemia (MMA) and propionic acidaemia (PA) diagnosed since the early 1970s, we report in more detail 81 patients (51 MMA and 30 PA) diagnosed between 1988 and 2005. In this series, 14% of patients died at initial access revealing the disease before or despite treatment, 18% died later, and the remainder (68%)(More)
We describe a retrospective study of long-term outcome of 46 patients treated and regularly followed in France with 2-(2-nitro-4-trifluoromethylbenzoyl)-1, 3-cyclohexanedione (NTBC) for tyrosinaemia type I. Most had initial good response with normalization of liver function and metabolic parameters. Only one infant had no response to treatment and required(More)
Organic acidurias comprise many various disorders. Methylmalonic aciduria (MMA) and propionic aciduria (PA) are the most frequent diseases and the two organic acidurias for which we have better knowledge of the long-term outcome. Comparing the outcome of patients born before and after 1990, it appears that better neonatal and long-term management have(More)
We report here our experience in the long-term management of 28 patients with citrullinaemia, 13 patients with carbamoyl phosphate synthase deficiency and 15 patients with argininosuccinic aciduria. In addition, we report a national French survey of 119 patients with ornithine transcarbamylase (OTC) deficiency enzymatically characterized in our laboratory.(More)
This paper reviews the clinical presentation of 217 patients with urea cycle defects, including 121 patients with neonatal-onset forms and 96 patients with late-onset forms. Long-term outcome of these patients is also reported with the severity of the neonatal forms of these disorders, mostly for ornithine carbamoyltransferase-deficient males. Patients with(More)
A six-day-old girl was referred for severe hepatic failure, dehydratation, axial hypotonia, and both lactic acidosis and ketoacidosis. Biotin-unresponsive pyruvate carboxylase deficiency type B was diagnosed. Triheptanoin, an odd-carbon triglyceride, was administrated as a source for acetyl-CoA and anaplerotic propionyl-CoA. Although this patient succumbed(More)
Mitochondrial respiratory chain complex III (ubiquinol-cytochrome c reductase) consists of 11 subunits, only one (cytochrome b) being encoded by the mitochondrial DNA. Disorders of complex III are comparatively rare but are nevertheless present as a clinically heterogeneous group of diseases. To date, no mutation in any of the nuclear-encoded subunits has(More)