A Case of Sanfillippo’s Disease Correlating Clinical and Biochemical Findings

Datta, Priyanka and Prasad, Anushre and Shenoy, Vijetha Belle and Hebbar, Shrikiran A and Mundkur, Suneel C and Rao, Pragna (2014) A Case of Sanfillippo’s Disease Correlating Clinical and Biochemical Findings. Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry. pp. 3-6. ISSN 0970-1915

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The mucopolysaccharidoses (MPSs) are a het- erogeneous group of rare inherited disorders caused by deficiency of lysosomal enzyme necessary to break down mucopolysaccharides or glycosaminoglycans (GAGs). We had combined clinical findings and ophthalmological fea-tures. Biochemical test for urine glycosaminoglycans was done for confirmation of diagnosis in the patient. The case of Sanfillippo’s disease was characterized by delayed development, hyperactivity with aggressive behaviour.Coarse facial feature, hirsutism and sleep disorder. Urine GAG tests for MPS was positive in the case. Based on clinical findings and biochemical tests for MPS, this case was diagnosed as a type III mucopolysaccharidoses. Uri-nary GAG’s electrophoresis is an important screening test for MPS suspected cases.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sanfillippo’s; Mucopolysaccharidoses (MPSs); Glycosaminoglycans (GAG)
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Biochemistry
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Paediatrics
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2014 04:24
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2014 04:24
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/140213

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