Hyperammonaemic encephalopathy induced by a commercial very-low-energy diet in a neglected ornithine-carbamoyltransferase-deficient woman
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- Vinzio, S., Perrin, A.E., Forestier, E. et al. J Inherit Metab Dis (2005) 28: 1133. doi:10.1007/s10545-005-0209-4
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This case report describes a 31-year-old woman with a neglected ornithine carbamoyltransferase deficiency, admitted for a hyperammonaemic encephalopathy induced by a commercial very low-energy diet. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case and it underlines the potential risk of such a diet in patients with undiagnosed or neglected ornithine carbamoyltransferase deficiency.