Luiz C Santana-da-silva

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BACKGROUND/AIMS Mucopolysaccharidosis type I (MPS I) is a rare lysosomal storage disorder treated with bone marrow transplantation or enzyme replacement therapy with laronidase, a high-cost orphan drug. Laronidase was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration and the European Medicines Agency in 2003 and by the Brazilian National Health Surveillance(More)
This study describes the frequency of spinocerebellar ataxias and of CAG repeats range in different geographical regions of Brazil, and explores the hypothetical role of normal CAG repeats at ATXN1, ATXN2, ATXN3, CACNA1A, and ATXN7 genes on age at onset and on neurological findings. Patients with symptoms and family history compatible with a SCA were(More)
OBJECTIVES Using a clinical survey, panoramic, cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT), and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, this study was conducted to ascertain primary maxillofacial abnormalities in patients with mucopolysaccharidosis VI (MPS VI). STUDY DESIGN Two patients previously diagnosed with MPS VI underwent clinical and imaging surveys (panoramic(More)
Mucopolysaccharidosis type I (MPS I) is a rare lysosomal disorder caused by deficiency of alpha-L-iduronidase. Few clinical trials have assessed the effect of enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) for this condition. We conducted an exploratory, open-label, non-randomized, multicenter cohort study of patients with MPS I. Data were collected from questionnaires(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify patients responsive to tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4) in a sample of Brazilians with hyperphenylalaninemia due to phenylalanine hydroxylase deficiency (HPA-PAH). METHODS Interventional study, convenience sampling. The inclusion criteria were: diagnosis of HPA-PAH; age ≥ 7 years; phenylalanine-restricted diet and phenylalanine (Phe) levels(More)
Congenital Hypothyroidism affects between 1:3000 and 1:4000 newborn infants in iodine-sufficient regions. Some studies have shown that mutations and polymorphisms in the TSH receptor gene are responsible for this disease. In the present study, mutations of exon 10 of the TSH receptor gene were investigated in Congenital Hypothyroidism patients. In the(More)
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