OBJECTIVES: We aimed to raise awareness among paediatricians and physicians about this often misunderstood condition. METHODS: We discussed the clinical profiles associated with late or wrong diagnosis of mevalonate kinase deficency (MKD) in a single centre case series. RESULTS: We analysed the most common challenges and pitfalls that a clinician might face during the diagnostic process. Five main clinical profiles were characterised. CONCLUSIONS: We propose a new perspective on MKD, suggesting that the presentation of this disease can vary from patient to patient.

Different presentations of mevalonate kinase deficiency: a case series

TADDIO, ANDREA;Barbi, Egidio;VENTURA, ALESSANDRO;
2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: We aimed to raise awareness among paediatricians and physicians about this often misunderstood condition. METHODS: We discussed the clinical profiles associated with late or wrong diagnosis of mevalonate kinase deficency (MKD) in a single centre case series. RESULTS: We analysed the most common challenges and pitfalls that a clinician might face during the diagnostic process. Five main clinical profiles were characterised. CONCLUSIONS: We propose a new perspective on MKD, suggesting that the presentation of this disease can vary from patient to patient.
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