An unusual cause of interference in a salicylate assay caused by mitochondrial acetoacetyl-CoA thiolase deficiency.


Mitochondrial acetoacetyl-CoA thiolase deficiency (or beta-ketothiolase deficiency) is a rare metabolic disorder characterized by acute episodes of severe acidosis and ketosis. A case is presented of an 18-month-old boy who presented with vomiting and diarrhoea and was found to be markedly acidotic. When the acidosis persisted despite saline fluid boluses… (More)
DOI: 10.1258/acb.2008.007202

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