Fits, pyridoxine, and hyperprolinaemia type II

V. Walker, Graham Mills, S. Peters, W. Merton

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The rare inherited disorder hyperprolinaemia type II presents with fits in childhood, usually precipitated by infection. A diagnosis of hyperprolinaemia type II and vitamin B6 deficiency was made in a well nourished child with fits. It is thought that pyridoxine deficiency was implicated in her fits and was the result of inactivation of the vitamin by the proline metabolite, pyrroline-5-carboxylate.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)236-237
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of Disease in Childhood
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2000


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