Hyperammonemia crisis following parturition in a female patient with ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency
Jun Kido, Tatsuya Kawasaki, Hiroshi Mitsubuchi, Shirou Matsumoto, Fumio Endo, Kimitoshi Nakamura, Department of Pediatrics, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto 860-8556, Japan
Tatsuya Kawasaki, Hidenobu Kamohara, Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Kumamoto University Hospital, Kumamoto 860-8556, Japan
Takashi Ohba, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto 860-8556, Japan
Author contributions: Kido J and Nakamura K designed the report; Kido J, Kawasaki T, Mitsubuchi H, Kamohara H, Ohba T, Matsumoto S and Endo F collected the patient’s clinical data; Kido J and Nakamura K analyzed the data and wrote the paper.
Supported by A Grant-in-Aid for Guidelines and Lifetime Medical Support Systems for inborn errors of metabolism found by newborn screening; a Grant-in-Aid for the Practical Research Project for Rare/Intractable Diseases from Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development, AMED.
Institutional review board statement: This study was approved by the ethical committee of the Faculty of Life Science, Kumamoto University.
Informed consent statement: Written informed consent was obtained from the patient and her husband.
Conflict-of-interest statement: None.
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Correspondence to: Kimitoshi Nakamura, MD, PhD, Department of Pediatrics, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1-1-1 Honjo, Kumamoto 860-8556, Japan. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: November 5, 2016
Peer-review started: November 9, 2016
First decision: December 15, 2016
Revised: January 2, 2017
Accepted: January 11, 2017
Article in press: January 14, 2017
Published online: February 28, 2017