The syndrome of carnitine deficiency.

S. Di Donato, F. Cornelio

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Three cases of lipid storage myopathy and carnitine deficiency are presented. Two had a fatal course and were insensitive to cortisone and carnitine-replacement therapy. The two fatal cases had lipid accumulation in organs other than the skeletal muscles and carnitine was reduced in plasma, skeletal muscles, heart and liver. Fibroblasts from one of these "generalized" cases of carnitine deficiency were grown from a skin biopsy. Carnitine level, fatty acids uptake and oxidation were not appreciably different between the patients' fibroblasts and those of controls.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-185
Number of pages5
JournalRivista di Patologia Nervosa e Mentale
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1976

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