Homocystinuria and Other Methioninemias

  • D. H. H. Pullon


Homocystinuria due to cystathionine synthase deficiency has been quoted as having a frequency of 1 : 50 000 to 1 : 150 000 of the population [24]. This figure is in keeping with that of Carson of Northern Ireland, where the condition seems most common [7]. It is said to account for 5% of patients with ectopia lentis, and to occur not only in cases of European origin, but also in United States negroes, in Japan, and in India. Over 100 cases have been reported [33].


Mass Screening Ocular Lens Methyl Malonic Acidemia Methionine Adenosyl Transferase Phenyl Pyruvic Acid 
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