Selma E. Snyderman

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Maple syrup urine disease (MSUD) is a rare, autosomal recessive disorder of branched-chain amino acid metabolism. We noted that a large proportion (10 of 34) of families with MSUD that were followed in our clinic were of Ashkenazi Jewish (AJ) descent, leading us to search for a common mutation within this group. On the basis of genotyping data suggestive of(More)
Argininemia is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by a deficiency in the liver-type arginase enzyme. Clinical manifestations include progressive spastic diplegia and mental retardation. While the quality of life can severely deteriorate in most such patients, some do show remarkable improvement in neurological symptoms while on controlled diets. We(More)
Methylmalonic acidaemia is an inborn error of metabolism characterized by recurrent episodes of life-threatening ketoacidosis. With improved and intensive treatment, these patients are living into adulthood, but many experience late-onset disease complications such as chronic renal failure, chronic pancreatitis and osteopenia. We report the successful(More)
Plasma branched chain amino acid levels and their respective ketoacid analogues were determined in seven maple syrup urine disease patients ranging in age from 12 h to 12 years. One hundred one pairs were analyzed. There was a high degree of correlation between the amino acid and its ketoacid analogue at every amino acid level. The coefficient of(More)
Ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency in the male neonate has been considered to be invariably fatal because of the severity of the hyperammonemia. An extreme degree of hyperammonemia in a male neonate was brought under control by a series of exchange transfusions, prolonged peritoneal dialysis, adequate caloric intake, and a mixture of essential amino(More)