Infectious complications of propionic acidemia in Saudia Arabia.

@article{Essa1998InfectiousCO,
  title={Infectious complications of propionic acidemia in Saudia Arabia.},
  author={M Al Essa and Zuhair A Rahbeeni and Suliman Al Jumaah and Suyog M. Joshi and E A Al Jishi and Mohamed Sanad Rashed and Mohammad Al Amoudi and Pinar T. Ozand},
  journal={Clinical genetics},
  year={1998},
  volume={54 1},
  pages={
          90-4
        }
}
A retrospective study of 38 patients with propionic acidemia indicates a high frequency of infections; affecting 80% of such patients. The Saudi Arabian population studied is a product of consanguineous marriages, and presents with a severe phenotype. Most microorganisms implicated are unusual, which suggests an underlying immune deficiency. These frequent infections occur despite aggressive treatment with appropriate diets, carnitine and during acute episodes of the disease with metronidazole… CONTINUE READING
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