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Cerebral edema associated with betaine treatment in classical homocystinuria

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Anita Devlin, Dr Anil Gholkar OBE, Helen Fernandes, Dr Vankateswara Ramesh, Dr Andrew Morris

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Abstract

A child with cystathionine beta-synthase deficiency developed cerebral edema 4 to 6 weeks after starting betaine therapy. There was no evidence of intracranial thrombosis, but there was widespread edema of the white matter. He recovered fully after emergency decompressive craniotomy and withdrawal of betaine.


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Author(s): Devlin AM, Hajipour L, Gholkar A, Fernandes H, Ramesh V, Morris AAM

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Pediatrics

Year: 2004

Volume: 144

Issue: 4

Pages: 545-548

ISSN (print): 0022-3476

ISSN (electronic): 1097-6833

Publisher: Mosby, Inc.

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpeds.2003.12.041

DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2003.12.041


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