Imidazole syndrome

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Jyostna Chouturi, M.B.B.S [2]

Synonyms and Keywords: Bessman-baldwin syndrome

Overview

Imidazole syndrome is a familial disorder of imidazole metabolism described by Samuel bessman and Ruth baldwin. It is characterised by cerebromacular degenration with convulsions, retinitis pigentosa, mental retardation and excessive urinary excretion of carnosine, anserine and histidine.[1]

Historical prospective

Imidazole syndrome is a familial disorder of imidazole metabolism described by Samuel bessman and Ruth baldwin.[2]

Diagnosis

Symptoms

It is characterised by cerebromacular degenration with convulsions, retinitis pigentosa, mental retardation.[3]

Laboratory findings

Excessive urinary excretion of carnosine, anserine and histidine is characteristic laboratory finding of imidazole syndrome.[4]

References

  1. Campbell, Robert (2009). Campbell's psychiatric dictionary. Oxford New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0195341597.
  2. Campbell, Robert (2009). Campbell's psychiatric dictionary. Oxford New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0195341597.
  3. Campbell, Robert (2009). Campbell's psychiatric dictionary. Oxford New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0195341597.
  4. Campbell, Robert (2009). Campbell's psychiatric dictionary. Oxford New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0195341597.

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