Hélène Ogier

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The clinical and morphologic findings of three patients with metabolic acidosis, methylmalonic aciduria, and homocystinuria are presented. The clinical evolution of the patients was similar and was characterized in the first weeks of life by failure to thrive, hypotonia, and lethargy associated with pancytopenia and hepatic dysfunction, eventually(More)
We examined liver biopsies from 4 patients with the infantile form of Refsum disease. No peroxisomes were visualized by light microscopy after cytochemical staining for catalase, a marker enzyme for this organelle. Absence of peroxisomes was confirmed by electron microscopy in 3 patients; in the 4th patient we observed organelles of peculiar size and(More)
A 24-h fasting test was performed in 48 control children, in 9 hypoketotic patients with inherited defects of fatty acid oxidation and in 2 hyperketotic patients with inherited defects of ketolysis. The control group was then divided into three age groups on the basis of different adaptation to fasting. Concentrations of blood glucose, lactate, free fatty(More)
Sanfilippo syndrome, or mucopolysaccharidosis type III (MPSIII) is a lysosomal storage disease with predominant neurological manifestations in affected children. It is considered heterogeneous with respect to prevalence, clinical presentation, biochemistry (four biochemical forms of the disease referred to as MPSIIIA, B, C, and D are known), and causative(More)
Autosomal recessive LPIN1 mutations have been recently described as a novel cause of rhabdomyolysis in a few families. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the prevalence of LPIN1 mutations in patients exhibiting severe episodes of rhabdomyolysis in infancy. After exclusion of primary fatty acid oxidation disorders, LPIN1 coding sequence was determined(More)
In the present paper two siblings are presented with clinical manifestations very similar to those of patients affected by neonatal adrenoleukodystrophy. In contrast to neonatal adrenoleukodystrophy patients, hepatic peroxisomes in these siblings were enlarged in size and not decreased in number. Accumulation of very-long-chain fatty acids (VLCFA) was(More)
BACKGROUND A hemolytic-uremic syndrome associated with methylmalonic aciduria and homocystinuria is seen during the first weeks of life. A molecular defect in the CbIC mutation has been found. This report describes a new case with this association. CASE REPORT A girl, the second in this family, was born at term: her birth weight was 2,100 g, height was 47(More)
BACKGROUND Pathogenic mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) mutations are found in at least one in 8000 individuals. No effective treatment for mtDNA disorders is available, making disease prevention important. Many patients with mtDNA disease harbour a single pathogenic mtDNA deletion, but the risk factors for new cases and disease recurrence are not known. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Niemann-Pick disease type C (NP-C) is a rare neurovisceral lysosomal lipid storage disease characterized by progressive neurological deterioration. Published data on the use of miglustat in paediatric patients in clinical practice settings are limited. We report findings from a prospective open-label study in the French paediatric NP-C cohort. (More)
A 20-year-old man was hospitalized for malignant hypertension, mechanical hemolysis, and kidney failure. Kidney biopsy confirmed glomerular and arteriolar thrombotic microangiopathy. Etiologic analyses, which included ADAMTS13 activity, stool culture, complement factor proteins (C3, C4, factor H, factor I, and MCP [membrane cofactor protein]), anti-factor H(More)