Hyperuricemia in medium-chain acyl-coenzyme A dehydrogenase deficiency

Anne Davidson-Mundt, Anthony S. Luder, Carol L. Greene

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Six infants and children with medium-chain acyl-coenzyme A dehydrogenase deficiency were found to have hyperuricemia during an acute episode. Hyperuricemia may be a clue to the diagnosis of medium-chain acyl-coenzyme A dehydrogenase deficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)444-446
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1992
Externally publishedYes

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Supported in part by Special Projects of National and Regional Significance grant No. MCJ-000252. Bureau of Maternal and Child Health and Resources Development, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and by General Clinical Research Centers Program grant No. RR-69, National Institutes of Health. Submitted for publication Dec. 31. 1990: accepted Oct. 3. 1991. Reprint requests: A. Davidson-Mundt. RN. MS, Children's Hospital, 1056 E. 19th Ave., Box B-153, Denver, CO 80218. 9/22/34171 Increased serum uric acid levels have been rePorted in disorders of fatty acid metabolism, 3 but the significance of hyperuricemia in the differential diagnosis of encephalopathy in children has not been emphasized.


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