Inherited purine enzyme deficiencies: prenatal diagnosis and heterozygote detection.

A number of genetically determined enzyme defects leading to disturbances of purine metabolism can prenatally be monitored, and heterozygote detection is possible in several cases. In severe hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyl transferase (HGPRT) deficiency, associated with a neurological disease known as the Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome, rapid prenatal diagnosis… CONTINUE READING