Acute, severe cardiomyopathy as main symptom of late-onset very long- chain acyl-coenzyme A dehydrogenase deficiency

R. Parini, F. Menni, B. Garavaglia, V. Fesslova, D. Melotti, M. L. Massone, E. Lamantea, M. Rimoldi, P. Vizziello, R. Gatti

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Abstract

A 5-year-old boy with late-onset very long-chain acyl-CoA-dehydrogenase (VLCAD) deficiency presented with acute cardiomyopathy, myopathy, gross myoglobinuria and normoglycaemia. The clinical course after diagnosis was favourable. Conclusion: Late-onset VLCAD deficiency may present as acute cardiomyopathy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)992-995
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Pediatrics
Volume157
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998

Keywords

  • β-oxidation
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Myoglobinuria
  • Myopathy
  • VLCAD deficiency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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