J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab 2021 Jun 25. Epub 2021 Jun 25.
Department of Pediatric Metabolism, Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.
Objectives: Deoxyguanosine kinase (DGUOK) deficiency is one of the leading causes of the mitochondrial DNA-depletion syndromes (MDDS) associated with hepatocerebral involvement. Herein, we present four cases of DGUOK deficiency to emphasize the clinical variability of disease and the challenges in the diagnosis of DGUOK deficiency.
Case Presentation: Hepatomegaly, hyperlactatemia, elevated alpha fetoprotein (AFP), alanine, and transaminase levels were detected in all patients, and cholestasis, coagulopathy, and hypotonia were common findings. Read More