Disease Information for Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Complex Deficiency/PDCD

Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Anorexia in Children
Episodic ataxia
Infant Seizures
Mental Deficiency Child
Mental Slowing Deteriation
Mental/motor retardation in children/signs
Staggering Gait
Weakness/Diffuse motor loss
Rapid Breathing
Tachypnea/Increased respiratory rate
Psychomotor retardation
Dysmorphic appearance/face
Episodic symptoms/events
Clinical Presentation & Variations
Presentation/Non diabetic Ketoacidosis Kids infants
Disease Progression
Course/Chronic disorder
Course/Chronic only
Course/Potentially lethal/untreated
Lethal Potential
Onset infancy/worst variant
Demographics & Risk Factors
Population Group
Population/Pediatrics population
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Child-Infant Only
Population/Infant male
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings (Non Measured)
Cultured fibroblast enzyme assay abnormal (Lab)
Cultured Fibroblasts Assay Holocarboxylase abnormal
Enzyme Assay plasma/tissue/fibroblast abnormal
Mitochondrial DNA analysis defect
Osmotic gap (low Na/high osmolality) (Lab)
Serum Enzyme Assay Biotindase Abnormal
Abnormal Lab Findings - Decreased
pH, arterial blood (Lab)
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
Anion gap (Lab)
Lactic acid/Lactate (Lab)
Diagnostic Test Results
BX/Skin fibroblasts enzyme assay abnormal
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Acidosis, metabolic
CNS disease/involvement
Death Outcome
Hypoglycemia, infantile
Kreb cycle/EM cycle metabolic defect
Lactic acidosis
Mental retardation
Neurodevelopmental disorders
Primary lactic acidemias
Ataxia Disorder
Disease Synergy - Causes
Synergy/Carbohydrate excess/diet
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Pathophysiology/Carbohydrate metabolic disorder
Pathophysiology/Gene locus Chromosome X.
Pathophysiology/Genomic indentifiers (polymorphism/snip/mutations)
Pathophysiology/Some involve Gene PHE1A on X Cromosome
Pathophysiology/Variable course subsets/severe/mild
Pathophysiology/Mitochondrial lesion
PROCESS/Enzyme defect/Metabolic disorder (ex)
PROCESS/Genetic expressivity variable (ex)
PROCESS/Hereditofamilial (category)
PROCESS/INCIDENCE/Rare disease (ex)
PROCESS/Metabolic/storage disorder (category)
PROCESS/Sex-linked (X-linked) recessive inheritance (ex)
PROCESS/Subsets/Variable dominance/sex linkage
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One of the primary lactic acidemias/kids:FIRST group of Primary lactic acidemias in kids is caused by defect in E1 component of pyruvate dehydrogenase complex[decarboxylase]; the dehydrogenase overlaps include pyruvate decarboxylase [E1], dihydrolipoyl transacetylase defect [E2}, and lipoamide dehydrogenase [E3] and pyruvate decarboxylase phosphate phosphatase defect; NEXT group defects in mitochondrial respiratory chain include Leigh disease complex IV, Complex I, and ATPase defect; the THIRD large group is the gluconeogenesis group including pyruvate decarboxylase [with subsets isolated PDC ,biotinidase and holocarboxylase sythetase defect] and then fructose -1,6-diphosphatase defect and von gierke"s disease [glucose-6-phosphatase defect]--------current pediatric dxrx 14th ed hay and sondheimer----------------------------------

PDCD or PDH deficiency ; synonyms:intermittent ataxia with pyruvate dehydrogenase deficiency ,lactic and pyruvate acidemia with carbohydrate sensitivity,lactic and pyruvate acidemia with episodic ataxia and weakness; Pyruvate dehydrogenase complex deficiency (PDCD) is a rare disorder of carbohydrate metabolism caused by a deficiency of one or more enzymes in the pyruvate dehydrogenase complex; The age of onset and severity of disease depends on the activity level of the PDC enzymes; Individuals with PDCD beginning prenatally or in infancy usually die in early childhood; Those who develop PDCD later in childhood may have mental retardation and other neurological symptoms and usually survive into adulthood; approximately 25% of individuals with PDCD have an abnormality in the PHE1A gene located on the X chromosome; Approximately 75% of affected individuals have a form of the disorder that follows autosomal recessive inheritance-------------[NORD 2005]---------


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