Help for an undiagnosed kid

Christian Holscher CHOLSCHR at TCD.IE
Wed Oct 30 17:19:59 EST 1996


In article <558c1l$7mo at herald.concentric.net>, Traceu
<traceu at concentric.net> wrote:

> He's 3. Name is Garrett. Has yet to speak or walk. In a wheelchair, on a 
> feeding tube. Here are some of his stats...
> 
> *seizure disorder
> *projectile vomiting [after seizures]
> *delayed gastric emptying
> *develomentally delayed
> *non-progressive muscular dystrophy
> *underlying mitochondrial disorder "suspected" as a culprit
> *brain atrophy [no myelin]
> *elevated lactic acid and  pyruvic acid
> 
> Any tips, pointers, etc. welcome.
> 
> Thanks.

Sounds like a major basal brain dysfunction. The basal physiological
biochemical equillibrium is out of balance. I am sorry to say this, but
the prognosis is rather poor.

 Christian

-- 
Christian Holscher, PhD
Trinity College Dublin
Dept. Pharmacol. & Therapeutics



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