Pompe's disease is an autosomal recessive disease caused by deficiency of acid-alpha-glucosidase. Aims and Methods: Authors analyzed the phenotype of 11 Hungarian patients with Pompe's disease and evaluated clinical parameters and response to enzyme replacement therapy during a long-term follow-up in 8 patients. Results: One patient with atypical infantile form presented with cardiomyopathy and a very slow progression of motor deficits; after 2 years of enzyme replacement therapy no disability was present at the age 6 years. Another patient was asymptomatic at the age of 2.5 years. The adult onset form was characterized by slight to prominent limb-girdle myopathy with an age of onset between 20 and 50 years. In 3 of such cases respiratory insufficiency was also present. Conclusions: Hungarian patients with Pompe's disease presented with a wide phenotypic variability ranging from atypical early childhood form with slowly progressive course to late-onset limb-girdle myopathy with variable courses. Enzyme replacement therapy resulted in significant improvement in motor and respiratory functions in most of the patients. Orv. Hetil., 2011, 152, 1569-1575.
|Translated title of the contribution||Clinical manifestation, disease course and response to enzyme replacement therapy in Hungarian patients with Pompe's disease|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 1 2011|
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