Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 133--136

Arginase deficiency presenting as acute encephalopathy


Leema Pauline Cornelius, Vivekasaravanan Raju, Asir Julin 
 Department of Paediatric Neurology, Institute of Child Health and Hospital for Children, Madras Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Leema Pauline Cornelius
Department of Paediatric Neurology, Institute of Child Health and Hospital for Children, Egmore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
India

Urea cycle disorders are rare metabolic disorders that present as encephalopathy with hyperammonemia. Arginase deficiency causing hyperargininemia is one among the urea cycle disorders, which usually presents as spastic diplegia. Hyperammonemic encephalopathy is rare in arginase deficiency. We present a rare case of arginase deficiency presenting as acute encephalopathy in a child.


How to cite this article:
Cornelius LP, Raju V, Julin A. Arginase deficiency presenting as acute encephalopathy.J Pediatr Neurosci 2019;14:133-136


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Cornelius LP, Raju V, Julin A. Arginase deficiency presenting as acute encephalopathy. J Pediatr Neurosci [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Nov 22 ];14:133-136
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