This article describes a case of pyruvate dehydrogenase deficiency in a 3-year-old boy who presented generalized hypotonia, severe psychomotor development delay, and generalized and partial seizures and was refractory to antiepileptic drugs. After the diagnosis, the patient was put on a ketogenic diet. Six months later, seizure frequency was reduced and psychomotor development had improved. At the same time he presented some side effects, such as 2 episodes of significant increases in cholesterol and triglycerides associated with viral respiratory infections. The latter decreased with a supplementation of ω-3 fatty acids and an increase in caloric intake. © The Author(s) 2012.

Case report of pyruvate dehydrogenase deficiency with unusual increase of fats during ketogenic diet treatment

Verrotti, Alberto;
2012

Abstract

This article describes a case of pyruvate dehydrogenase deficiency in a 3-year-old boy who presented generalized hypotonia, severe psychomotor development delay, and generalized and partial seizures and was refractory to antiepileptic drugs. After the diagnosis, the patient was put on a ketogenic diet. Six months later, seizure frequency was reduced and psychomotor development had improved. At the same time he presented some side effects, such as 2 episodes of significant increases in cholesterol and triglycerides associated with viral respiratory infections. The latter decreased with a supplementation of ω-3 fatty acids and an increase in caloric intake. © The Author(s) 2012.
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