GLUT-1 deficiency without epilepsy—an exceptional case
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The GLUT-1 deficiency is a metabolic disorder caused by a defect in glucose transport across the blood–brain barrier as a result of a defect in the glucose-transport protein. Patients present with epileptic seizures, delayed development, ataxia and hypotonia, and in many cases acquired microcephaly. In most patients, treatment with a ketogenic diet proved to be successful in controlling the epilepsy. We report a 9-year-old boy with retardation and ataxia, but without epilepsy, caused by GLUT-1 deficiency, proven biochemically and by DNA analysis. Treatment with a medium-chain triglyceride ketogenic diet had a beneficial effect.
KeywordsEpileptic Seizure Ketogenic Diet Dystonic Posturing Ciency Syndrome Autosomal Dominant Transmission
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