Hélène Ogier

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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)
OBJECTIVE Diseases due to mutations of POLG gene, encoding the mitochondrial DNA polymerase, are reputed to have very diverse clinical presentations and have been proposed to cause up to 25% adult mitochondrial diseases. Our objective was the evaluation of the specificity and sensitivity of the signs encountered with POLG mutations. DESIGN Forty-four(More)
A six-month-old girl with chronic lactic acidosis and neurological deterioration is described, who underwent a sudden severe decompensation during her initial neurological investigations. She responded dramatically to biotin therapy. The diagnosis of late onset multiple carboxylase deficiency due to biotinidase deficiency was confirmed. This entity should(More)
Two brothers, aged 27 and 20 months, born from consanguineous healthy parents, presented with cardiomyopathy, lactic acidosis and carnitine abnormalities in serum and muscle, without clinical evidence of muscle involvement. The histochemical reaction for cytochrome c oxidase (COX) activity was negative in all muscle fibres, although the holoenzyme and(More)
Recently an early onset lethal encephalopathy has been described in relation to mutations of NFU1, one of the genes involved in iron-sulfur cluster metabolism. We report a new NFU1 mutated patient presenting with a milder phenotype characterized by a later onset, a slowly progressive spastic paraparesis with relapsing-remitting episodes, mild cognitive(More)
PMM2-CDG (formerly known as CDG Ia) a deficiency in phosphomannomutase, is the most frequent congenital disorder of glycosylation. The phenotype encompasses a wide range of neurological and non-neurological manifestations comprising cerebellar atrophy and intellectual deficiency. The phenotype of the disorder is well characterized in children but the long(More)
Hallervorden-Spatz syndrome is a group of rare and severe disorders marked by extrapyramidal symptoms and iron accumulation in the globi pallidi, usually visible by magnetic resonance imaging. To assist in determining the functional correlates of these structural abnormalities, positron emission tomography was used to measure regional cerebral blood flows(More)