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Inborn errors of biotin metabolism.
Arch Dermatol 1987; 123(12):1696-1698aAD

Abstract

The important role of biotin in human physiology has been highlighted by the recognition of two newly discovered human inborn errors of the metabolism of biotin. The molecular defect in the neonatal-onset disease is in the enzyme holocarboxylase synthetase. The defect in the later infantile-onset disease is in the enzyme biotinidase. Both disorders present with impressive clinical manifestations involving the skin and hair. In the neonatal disease, alopecia totalis is associated with a bright red scaly total body eruption. In biotinidase deficiency, the alopecia is more patchy and the skin lesions resemble acrodermatitis enteropathica. Both disorders are complicated by recurrent episodes of life-threatening acidosis and massive ketosis.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Pediatrics, University of California-San Diego, La Jolla 92093-0609.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

3318710

Citation

Nyhan, W L.. "Inborn Errors of Biotin Metabolism." Archives of Dermatology, vol. 123, no. 12, 1987, 1696-1698a.
Nyhan WL. Inborn errors of biotin metabolism. Arch Dermatol. 1987;123(12):1696-1698a.
Nyhan, W. L. (1987). Inborn errors of biotin metabolism. Archives of Dermatology, 123(12), 1696-1698a.
Nyhan WL. Inborn Errors of Biotin Metabolism. Arch Dermatol. 1987;123(12):1696-1698a. PubMed PMID: 3318710.
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