Maria Cristina Schiaffino

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The early onset type of cobalamin (Cbl) C/D deficiency is characterised by feeding difficulties, failure to thrive, hypotonia, seizures, microcephaly and developmental delay. It has an unfavourable outcome, often with early death and significant neurological impairment in survivors. While clinical and biochemical features of Cbl C/D deficiency are well(More)
Since the introduction of the array-CGH technique in the diagnostic workup of mental retardation, new recurrent copy number variations and novel microdeletion/microduplication syndromes were identified. These findings suggest that some genomic disorders have high penetrance but a wide range of phenotypic severity. We present the clinical and molecular(More)
Creatine transporter deficiency is an X-linked disorder characterized by mental retardation and language delay. The authors report a patient affected by creatine transport deficiency caused by a novel mutation in the SLC6A8 gene. Impairment in social interaction represents a consistent clinical finding in the few cases described to date and may be a(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Combined methylmalonic aciduria and homocystinuria (MMA-HC) is caused by impaired hepatic conversion of dietary cobalamin to methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin, resulting in decreased activity of methylmalonyl-CoA mutase and methionine synthase. Patients with the early-onset variety present within 12 months of age with severe(More)
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