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Articles on Nephrology
Fabry disease is a multi-system lysosomal storage disorder. As it is caused by an enzyme deficiency, enzyme replacement therapy is the standard treatment option. To overcome some of the issues with this strategy, alternatives are being explored through a collaborative effort involving researchers…
Adiponectin is a hormone with well-known relevance to cardiac and renal function. As Fabry disease (FD), a rare metabolic disorder, often manifests with cardiac and/or renal symptoms, researchers at CENTOGENE examined a potential link to adiponectin. Their finding of plasma adiponectin levels to…
CENTOGENE considers its global positioning a key aspect for generating truly novel knowledge. The company’s involvement in a recent large-scale epidemiological study in India nicely exemplifies the success of this approach. Upon genetic screening of Indian patients with chronic liver disease, many…
Childhood Cerebral X-Linked Adrenoleukodystrophy with Atypical Neuroimaging Abnormalities and a Novel Mutation
Childhood cerebral X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (XALD) typically manifests with symptoms of adrenocortical insufficiency and a variety of neurocognitive and behavioral abnormalities.
We report a young woman with the clinical picture of Allgrove syndrome in whom neurological symptoms are prominent. It usually presents in the first decade of life with a deficiency of tears, recurrent vomiting and dysphagia due to achalasia, severe hypoglycemic seizures and shock due to adrenal…