A new N-acetyl-beta-D-hexosaminidase disease with late onset of progressive neurological symptoms

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Clinical data are presented on a 30-year-old male with normal early development (4-5 years) but subsequent progressive impairment of psychomotor functions. He has marked kyphoscoliosis and talipes calcaneo-valgus. The organs appear normal and the patient can walk unaided and feed himself although he does not recognize his parents. He has normal fundi oculi. Biochemical data show an absence of mucopolysacchariduria and very low but detectable levels of N-acetyl-beta-D-hexosaminidase in serum and leucocytes. The clinical symptoms are much milder than would normally be expected from such a profound enzyme deficiency (Sandhoff disease).

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  • Medical Genetics
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)124-128
JournalHuman Heredity
Volume29
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1979
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Division of Hematology and Transfusion Medicine (013041100), Psychiatry/Primary Care/Public Health (013240500)