Cystathionine Beta Synthase Deficiency

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Definition

Cystathionine beta-synthase deficiency disease is a genetic metabolic disorder that involves the amino acid methionine.

Diagnosis

The disease can be diagnosed by skeletal X-ray findings, amino acid screening of the blood serum, skin biopsy and ophthalmic examinations.

Treatment

Folic acid and vitamin B-6 supplements can help improve the condition of the patients affected by the disease. However, there is still no specific cure to the disease, especially with mental retardation.

Symptoms and Signs

The common symptoms of the genetic defect include delayed development, failure to thrive, nearsightedness, frequent blood clots, spidery fingers, scoliosis, knock-knees, and eventual mental retardation. These symptoms are usually not detected until they have progressed to advanced stages.

Causes

Cystathionine beta-synthase deficiency disease is an autosomal recessive disorder.

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