DEFICIT SYSTEMIQUE EN CARNITINE. PLACE DANS LE SYNDROME DE REYE

Translated title of the contribution: Systemic carnitine deficiency: Its place in Reye's syndrome

P. Chapoy, C. Angelini, S. Cederbaum

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Abstract

A case of systemic carnitine deficiency in a 3-year-old boy is reported. Clinical presentation included progressive cardiomyopathy and severe episodes of hypoglycaemia without ketosis, accompanied with hepatic encephalopathy. Each episode was initiated by upper respiratory infection and complicated by cardiac arrest. Oral carnitine (4 g/24 h) and low fat diet (20% of total calories) resulted in dramatic improvement of cardiac, hepatic and neuromuscular symptoms, while tissues remained depleted. Systemic carnitine deficiency should be suspected in patients with symptoms resembling Reye's syndrome.

Translated title of the contributionSystemic carnitine deficiency: Its place in Reye's syndrome
Original languageFrench
Title of host publicationNouvelle Presse Medicale
Pages499-502
Number of pages4
Volume10
Edition7
Publication statusPublished - 1981

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    Chapoy, P., Angelini, C., & Cederbaum, S. (1981). DEFICIT SYSTEMIQUE EN CARNITINE. PLACE DANS LE SYNDROME DE REYE. In Nouvelle Presse Medicale (7 ed., Vol. 10, pp. 499-502)