Hadhami Ben Turkia

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BACKGROUND Mucopolysaccharidosis type I (MPS I) is an autosomal storage disease resulting from defective activity of the enzyme α-L-iduronidase (IDUA). This glycosidase is involved in the degradation of heparan sulfate and dermatan sulfate. MPS I has severe and milder phenotypic subtypes. AIM OF STUDY This study was carried out on six newly collected MPS(More)
Glycogen storage disease type Ia (GSD Ia; OMIM 232200) is an autosomal recessive disorder of glycogen metabolism caused by a deficiency of the microsomal glucose-6-phosphatase (G6Pase). It is characterized by short stature, hepatomegaly, hypoglycaemia, hyperuricaemia, and lactic acidaemia. Various mutations have been reported in the G6Pase gene (G6PC). In(More)
BACKGROUND Acid sphingomyelinase deficiency (ASMD), [Niemann-Pick Disease Types A and B (NPD A and B)], is an inherited metabolic disorder resulting from deficiency of the lysosomal enzyme acid sphingomyelinase. Accumulation of sphingomyelin in hepatocytes, reticuloendothelial cells, and in some cases neurons, results in a progressive multisystem disease(More)
Type 1 Gaucher disease (GD1), resulting from glucocerebrosidase deficiency, leads to splenomegaly, hepatomegaly, anemia, thrombocytopenia, and bone involvement. Current standard treatment is enzyme replacement therapy. Velaglucerase alfa is an enzyme replacement product for GD1, with the same amino acid sequence as naturally occurring human(More)
Fucosidosis (OMIM 230000) is a rare autosomal recessive lysosomal disorder due to deficient α-l-fucosidase activity(EC 3.2.1.51), leading to the accumulation of fucose-containing glycolipids and glycoproteins in various tissues. This study contained the largest ever Tunisian survey of fucosidosis patients, diagnosed during the period 1987–2007. The clinical(More)
Objective: Analysis of epidemiological data concerning GSD I in Tunisia. Subjects and methods: All the cases diagnosed as GSD I between 1992 and 2005 in a paediatric department recruiting all the metabolic diseases referred from the North of Tunisia were reviewed. Individual data (sex, socioeconomic and educational background, geographic origins, insurance(More)
La cystinose est une maladie rare qui résulte d'un défaut d'expression de la cystinosine transporteur de la cystine du lysosome. La forme infantile est la plus fréquente et la plus sévère. Elle conduit en dehors du traitement à l'insuffisance rénale chronique terminale au cours de la première décade de la vie. Nous rapportons l'expérience tunisienne de la(More)
Anti-drug antibodies may develop with biological therapies, possibly leading to a reduction of treatment efficacy and to allergic and other adverse reactions. Patients with Gaucher disease were tested for anti-drug antibodies every 6 or 12weeks in clinical studies of velaglucerase alfa enzyme replacement therapy, as part of a range of safety endpoints. In(More)
Gaucher disease is an inherited metabolic disease characterized by β-glucocerebrosidase deficiency and commonly treated with enzyme replacement therapy (ERT). The efficacy of ERT with velaglucerase alfa was assessed based on the achievement of published therapeutic goals and the normalization of disease parameters in 39 treatment-naïve patients with type 1(More)