A case of GNE myopathy presenting a rapid deterioration during pregnancy

Jae Eun Sim, Ji Man Hong, Gyoung Im Suh, Hanna Cho, Kyung Seok Park, Eun Hee Sohn, Young Chul Choi

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Abstract

Background GNE myopathy is characterized by early-adult-onset distal myopathy sparing quadriceps caused by mutations in the GNE gene encoding UDP-N-acetylglucosamine 2-epimerase/N-acetylmannosamine kinase, an enzyme in the sialic-acid synthesis pathway. Case Report A 27-year-old Korean woman presented a rapid deterioration in strength of the distal lower limbs during her first pregnancy. She was diagnosed with GNE myopathy and carrying the compound heterozygous mutations of the GNE gene (D208N/M29T). Conclusions This is a representative case implying that an increased requirement of sialic acid during pregnancy might trigger a clinical worsening of GNE myopathy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)280-282
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Neurology (Korea)
Volume9
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Oct 10

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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