We describe a patient with methylmalonic aciduria and homocystinuria due to a defect in cobalamin metabolism of the Cbl-C type mutant (McKusick 277400). Our case was diagnosed within the first 2 months of life by amino acid analysis (ion-exchange chromatography) and by biochemical studies in cultured fibroblasts ([14C]propionate incorporation, methionine and serine formation). We discuss the clinical course and the biochemical evolution after 2 years of hydroxycobalamin treatment that led to an improvement in general clinical condition and neurological performance.
- Biochemical diagnosis
- Methylmalonic aciduria
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health