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Hyperpyrexia resulting in encephalopathy in a 14-month-old patient with cblC disease.
Brain and Development
Cobalamin C (cblC) defect, the most common inborn error of cobalamin metabolism, is a multisystem disorder usually presenting with progressive neurological, haematological and ophthalmological signs. We report on a cblC patient diagnosed in the newborn age who developed nearly normal during the first year of life. During an upper respiratory tract infection with severe hyperpyrexia at the age of 14months he developed an acute encephalopathic crisis resulting in severe mental retardation and marked internal and external cerebral atrophy. Hyperacute encephalopathic crises have not been observed so far in patients with cblC defect. It remains unclear, if this association is incidental or if the underlying metabolic defect may have predisposed the brain tissue to hyperpyrexia-induced damage.
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