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Classic phenylketonuria (PKU) is characterized by severe mental retardation in untreated individuals and mild neurocognitive abnormalities in some early treated adults. The exact biochemical mechanisms underlying this neurotoxicity remain undetermined. Several theories implicate abnormal cerebral energy utilization and alterations in biochemical pathways(More)
A patient with homocystinuria due to cystathionine beta-synthase deficiency developed severe progressive polymyoclonus and ataxia. To our knowledge, this is the first time polymyoclonus and ataxia have been reported in association with homocystinuria. Although cerebrovascular thrombosis is usually thought to be responsible for neurologic dysfunction in(More)
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