Failure of strychnine treatment during the neonatal period in three Finnish children with nonketotic hyperglycinemia.

Three Finnish infants with a severe neonatal-onset-type of nonketotic hyperglycinemia were treated with strychnine nitrate in a daily dosage of 0.2 to 0.9 mg/kg, given orally in four doses. In order to lower the plasma and CSF-glycine concentrations concomitant exchange transfusions (200 to 300 ml/kg of heparinized blood) were carried out in two of these… CONTINUE READING