NCM Youssef

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Five infants from 3 families, one Egyptian, two Yemeni, are described with a progressive encephalopathy, four of whom have been studied in detail. All patients showed vascular lesions of the skin, characterized by waxing and waning petechiae and ecchymoses. Acrocyanosis was present in three patients. All patients showed retinal lesions characterized by(More)
The files of 25 patients with propionic acidemia (PA), followed by the Inborn Errors of Metabolism Service (IEMS) at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (KFSH & RC) from 1990 to 1993, were studied retrospectively. In 14 patients PA presented acutely with acidosis, hyperammonemia and thrombocytopenia, while in 11 patients the presentation of(More)
Aspartoacylase, the enzyme whose activity is deficient in infantile central nervous system spongy degeneration (Canavan-Van Bogaert-Bertrand disease), is detected as an approximately 59-kD protein in the Sephadex G-200 filtration of normal fibroblast extracts. The enzyme activity in homogenates of fibroblasts is protected by leupeptin, a protease inhibitor.(More)
A large, consanguineous Saudi family with three members with sialidosis type 1 and five members with infantile central nervous system spongy degeneration of the brain (ICNSSD, or Canavan-Bertrand-van Bogaert disease) is described. The patients with sialidosis had normal aspartoacylase activity, while neuraminidase activity in the patients with ICNSSD was(More)
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