Cerebral metabolic abnormalities have been previously detected by H-1-MRS in infants with the Zellweger syndrome as young as 3 months. We hypothesized that metabolic abnormalities could also be found shortly after birth. Two fullterm infants with Zellweger syndrome were studied at 12 days and two months of age, respectively, using single voxel H-1-MRS. in the first case H-1-MRS was performed using PRESS with variable TE (31, 136, 272 ms): in the second, STEAM and PRESS sequences were used with different TE (STEAM at 30 and 144ms; PRESS at 270 ms). in both cases a significant decrease of N-acetylaspartate (NAA) and an abnormal signal at 1.33 and 0.9 ppm, consisting of lactate (Lac) and lipids (Lip) were found. The reported MRS abnormalities, although not specific for peroxisomal dysfunctions, may support the suspicion of Zellweger syndrome and may indicate direct referral to the specific laboratory and molecular studies necessary to establish the diagnosis and prognosis of this syndrome.
|Autori:||Groenendaal F; Bianchi MC; Battini R; Tosetti M; Boldrini A; de Vries LS; Cioni G|
|Titolo:||Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (H-1-MRS) of the cerebrum in two young infants with Zellweger syndrome|
|Anno del prodotto:||2001|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1055/s-2001-12218|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|