Sibling Screening of a Case of Pyroglutamic Aciduria Resulting in Normal Development- A Case Report SD05-SD06
Dr. Saritha U Kamath,
Associate Professor, Department of Medical Laboratory Technology, School of Allied Health Sciences,
Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal-576104, Karnataka, India.
Pyroglutamic aciduria is a condition usually associated with metabolic acidosis and increased excretion of pyroglutamic acid in urine. It occurs due to metabolic defect in ?-glutamyl cycle. Here we report a case of 5-month-old male baby presented with respiratory symptoms who had a history of two months age sibling death due to pyroglutamic aciduria which was diagnosed by Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GCMS). Analysis of urine for organic acid by GCMS in the present baby also showed increased excretion of pyroglutamic acid. Hence in the present baby history of sibling death due to pyroglutamic aciduria led to the early diagnosis. Proper medication and timely management during fever and cold resulted in normal development.