Childhood ataxia with central hypomyelination (CACH)/vanishing white matter (VWM) leukoencephalopathy is related to mutations in all five genes of the eukaryotic translation initiation factor (eIF2B). In a fatal infantile leukoencephalopathy, which the authors previously classified as a severe variant of CACH/VWM, a new homozygous missense mutation in the EIF2B5 gene was found. Abnormal decrease in blood uric acid and increase of erythrocyte guanosine 5′-diphosphate sugars found in two siblings may contribute to the explanation of this particularly severe condition.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 24 2002|
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