Long-term L-carnitine treatment in isovaleric acidemia.


A 5-year-old girl with isovaleric acidemia was treated with long-term L-carnitine and no supplemental glycine. Clinical and laboratory data are presented. Following diagnosis and treatment at age 2 years, the frequency of acute exacerbations of metabolic acidosis was reduced and she resumed normal growth and development. L-carnitine supplementation and… (More)