Lipoamide dehydrogenase deficiency with primary lactic acidosis: Favorable response to treatment with oral lipoic acid

Reuben Matalon, David A. Stumpf, Kimberlee Michals, Robert D. Hart, Janice K. Parks, Stephen I. Goodman

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Abstract

An 8-month-old boy with severe lactic acidosis was found to have lipoamide dehydrogenase deficiency. Treatment with thiamine, biotin, bicarbonate, protein restriction, and ketogenic diet failed to alleviate the lactic acidosis. Oral administration of lipoic acid 25 to 50 mg/kg produced dramatic improvement in lactic and pyruvic acidemia, which has continued for 2 years and which has been accompanied by clinical improvement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-69
Number of pages5
JournalThe Journal of Pediatrics
Volume104
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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