Raffaele Santinelli

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FG syndrome (FGS, MIM 305450) is a rare X-linked recessive disorder comprising mental retardation and multiple malformations. Various families have been described to date, increasing our knowledge of the phenotype variability and making the clinical diagnosis complex, especially in sporadic patients. The first locus for FG syndrome (FGS1) was linked to(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe a mother and her 2 sons affected by idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), associated in the sons with root irritation symptom. Unlike the other 4 families reported previously, obesity was not present in our patients. DESIGN Case reports. SETTING Department of pediatrics in a university school of Medicine, Naples, Italy. (More)
In macroamylasemia, a macromolecular complex consisting of amylase linked to immunoglobulins circulates in the plasma and usually causes benign hyperamylasemia with low or normal amylasuria. Macroamylasemia is extremely rare in pediatric patients as it has been described in only four patients. We report herein the case of a 5-year-old girl with abdominal(More)
Summary: Gyrate atrophy of the choroid and retina is an autosomal recessive chorioretinal dystrophy which leads to a slowly progressive loss of vision. The primary defect is due to a deficiency of the enzyme ornithine δ-aminotransferase, which is responsible for markedly elevated levels of ornithine in plasma and other body fluids. Although several(More)
A case of hyperornithinemia and gyrate atrophy of choroid and retina has been observed in a 3-year and 9-month-old girl. She presented also mild mental retardation, delayed language development and speech defects. The restriction of protein intake to a minimum of 0.8 g/kg/day induced a significant reduction of plasma ornithine levels. In some of the(More)