Global Advanced Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences (GARJMMS) ISSN: 2315-5159
October 2014 Vol. 3(10), pp. 275-280
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Case Report

A Rare Case of Classic Homocystinuria with Hyperpigmentation

Haydar A. Abdelrazig1*, Dina  A.  Hassan2, Suad Y. Alkarib3 and Mohamed A. Mahgoub4

1Cosultant Paediatrician, MD, Department of Paediatrics, Omdurman Military Hospital, Khartoum, Sudan.
2Consultant Biochemist, PhD, Department of Biochemistry Faculty of Medicine, Karary University, Khartoum, Sudan.
3Consultant Pharmacist, PhD, Dean of Faculty of Pharmacy, Karary University, Khartoum, Sudan.
4Consultant Haematologist, MD, Department of Haematology, Central Laboratory, Omdurman Military Hospital, Khartoum, Sudan.

*Corresponding Author E-mail:  habdelhakam1@hotmail.com; Phone: 00249-123431031; Fax:  00249-186551513  

Accepted 20 October, 2014

Abstract

An eleven years old girl was admitted to paediatric ward, at Omdurman Military Hospital, Khartoum, Sudan, with generalized skin hyperpigmentation, mental retardation and ectopia lentis. She was diagnosed as a case of classic homocystinuria  (type I) with megaloblastic anaemia. Vitamin B12 and folicacid levels should be monitored  periodically,  in patients with classic homocystinuria.

Keywords: Homocystinuria, Hyperpigmentation, Megaloblastic anemia, Vitamin B12, Folic acid.

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