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BIOTINDASE...Information Required

Manishkumar Ankola mankola at uceng.UC.EDU
Sun Oct 20 22:31:30 EST 1991


I am posting this article on behalf of my sister in India. Her 3-year old 
son who suffers from what doctors call BIOTINDASE DEFECIENCY.

This kid was born of a non-consaginuous marriage...he is their first and
only kid...he was born fine and was doing well until the second month after
birth...in the second month he started getting convultions and for months
together he suffered...his condition deteriorated from bad to worse...
doctors knew nothing as to the cause or the remedy...they treated him for 
calcium defeciency, for hypo-glacemia and what not...they experimented on him 
as if he was a guinea-pig...for seven long months, it went on and we were
beginning to lose all hopes...

And then, a 'miracle' happened...we met Dr. Bernard D'souza ( a world renowned
pediatric neurologist...Dr. D'souza was in US for about 19 years and when he
decided to go back to India, he was with the Neurology dept at the Johns 
Hopkin University ) at the P. D. Hinduja National Hospital and he diagnosed
the case as Biotin defeciency.

Ever since, then this kid is on Biotine...we have used the biotine manufactured
by ROCHE, but as on today, we are using d-biotin manufactured by Freeda 
Pharmacy-New York...and we know not what next! Dr. D'souza expired 30th Sept.,
1989 and ever since then we haven't met any doctor for there are no-one in 
India who know about this...

Friends, Doctors and fellow netters, if any one of you know anything about this
BIOTIN DEFECIENCY, or if you know any patient who has this metabolic disorder 
or some doctor who has treated someone for biotindase please let me know...
Any little information you can provide would prove very helpful to this little
kid and to all of us.... 

Thanking you all in advance...

Manishkumar Ankola
mankola at uceng.uc.edu 
mankola at nest.ece.uc.edu
tel. # : (513) 556 7984

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