The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 85, Issue 9, pp 812–813 | Cite as

Dihydropteridine Reductase Deficiency: A Treatable Neurotransmitter Movement Disorder Masquerading as Refractory Epilepsy Due to Novel Mutation

  • Vykuntaraju K. Gowda
  • Hemadriben Vegda
  • Naveen Benakappa
  • Asha Benakappa
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VKG: Revised and approved the manuscript for important intellectual content and will act as guarantor of the paper; HV: Diagnosis, management and writing the manuscript; NB: Conducted laboratory tests and analyzed the data; AB: Supervision of the work and revision of the manuscript.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vykuntaraju K. Gowda
    • 1
    • 2
  • Hemadriben Vegda
    • 3
  • Naveen Benakappa
    • 1
  • Asha Benakappa
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pediatric NeurologyIndira Gandhi Institute of Child HealthBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Bangalore Child Neurology and Rehabilitation CenterBangaloreIndia
  3. 3.Department of PediatricsIndira Gandhi Institute of Child HealthBangaloreIndia

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