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Title: Classic homocystinuria: clinical, biochemical and radiological observations, and therapeutic outcome of 24 Saudi patients
Authors: Al Essa, M.A.
Rashed, M.S.
Ozand, P.T.
Issue Date: 1999
Language: English
Abstract: We considered the clinical, biochemical and radiological findings, and response to pyridoxine [vitamin B6] of 24 classic homocystinuric patients [15 females, 9 males] diagnosed at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre. Common clinical findings included ectopia lentis [20 patients], skeletal system involvement [18 patients], vascular system involvement [9 patients] and mental retardation [all patients to varying degrees]. A number of unusual findings were reported. The parents of 21 patients were first-degree relatives and 19 patients had at least one other family member affected by the same disease. Only 4 patients responded to pyridoxine; their methionine level decreased to almost normal range
Description: 1196-1203
Keywords: Betaine
Child, Preschool
Drug Monitoring
Drug Therapy, Combination
Folic Acid
Treatment Outcome
Subject: Homocystinuria ; complications
ISSN: 1020-3397
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