Improvement in Growth and Developmental Milestones with Nutritional Intervention in Methylmalonic Acidemia: A Case Report

Zilaee, Marzie and Norouzy, Abdolreza and Imani, Bahare and Khademi, Gholamreza and Safarian, Mohammad (2014) Improvement in Growth and Developmental Milestones with Nutritional Intervention in Methylmalonic Acidemia: A Case Report. Iranian Journal of Neonatology IJN, 4 (4). pp. 52-53.

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Abstract

Introduction: methylmalonic acidemia (MMA) is a metabolic disorder and especial nutritional support has an important role in improvement of growth and development in these patients. Case presentation: A 3-month old female infant with known MMA was admitted to emergency department of Dr Sheikh Children Hospital with primary diagnosis of pneumonia and sepsis .This patient was a full term baby; MMA was diagnosed at 3th day of her life after several episodes of tachypnea, lethargia, poor feeding and irritability. After patient was stabilized, she was referred to nutritional support team for specialized MMA medical nutritional therapy. The patient’s growth and development improved significantly after 2 months of follow up.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WS Pediatrics
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Neonatology
Depositing User: ijn ijn
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2017 16:39
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2017 16:39
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/3620

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