Status Dystonicus: A Rare Presentation of Molybdenum Cofactor Deficiency

Kursat Bora Carman, Gonca Kilic Yildirim, Eylem Kiral, Ozan Kocak, Sibel Lacinel Gurlevik, Coskun Yarar, Ener Cagri Dinleyici, Sultan Durmus Aydogdu

Abstract


Molybdenum cofactor deficiency (MOCOD) is a severe inborn error of metabolism. It is characterized by neonatal presentation of intractable seizures, feeding difficulties, severe developmental delay, microcephaly with brain atrophy and coarse facial features. Movement disorders have been rarely reported as presenting complaint of MOCOD. We report a previously healthy 10 months old boy presenting with acute onset status dystonicus. A novel homozygote IVS1-1G>A (c.251-1G>A) mutation was determined and he was diagnosed as MOCOD. MOCOD must be considered in the differential diagnosis of movement disorders.




Int J Clin Pediatr. 2017;6(3-4):51-53
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/ijcp283w


Keywords


Status dystonicus; Children; Molybdenum cofactor; Metabolism

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