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Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography:
doi: 10.1097/RCT.0b013e3181e846d7

Magnetic Resonance Findings in a Neonate With Nonketotic Hyperglycinemia: Case Report

Culjat, Marko MD; Benjak, Vesna MD; Dasovic-Buljevic, Andrea MD; Ozretic, David MD; Fumic, Ksenija MD; Acquaviva, Cécile MD; Baric, Ivo MD, PhD

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We present brain imaging and spectroscopy data in a neonate with a confirmed classic form of nonketotic hyperglycinemia (NKH), an autosomal-recessive metabolic disorder characterized by accumulation of glycine. To our knowledge, this is the first report of such complete analysis of the changes seen on conventional magnetic resonance imaging, diffusion-weighted imaging, and magnetic resonance spectroscopy at such an early age. The findings in a neonate are consistent with reports in older children with NKH, confirming that pathological changes typical for NKH can be seen in the first postnatal week.

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