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ea0033p9 | (1) | BSPED2013

Enzyme-replacement therapy in life-threatening perinatal hypophosphatasia in a premature infant

Padidela Raja , Yates Robert , Chan Elaine , Mughal Zulf

Hypophosphatasia (HP) is a rare inborn error of metabolism resulting from inactivating mutations in the gene for the tissue-nonspecific isozyme of alkaline phosphatase (TNSALP). Deficiency of alkaline phosphatase (ALK) activity leads to severe rickets. The perinatal form presents with extreme skeletal hypomineralisation at birth, and was a fatal condition until recently. We describe an 11-month-old infant who is one of the few surviving cases of a preterm infant with ...