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October 1977


Author Affiliations

Dept of Pediatrics Univ Hosp St Pierre 320 rue Haute 1000 Brussels, Belgium

Arch Neurol. 1977;34(10):650. doi:10.1001/archneur.1977.00500220084022

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To the Editor.—  We read with interest the article "Mannosidosis: New Clinical Presentation, Enzyme Studies, and Carbohydrate Analysis" by Kistler and associates that appeared in the January issue of the Archives (34:45-51, 1977). We did note, however, some discrepancy between their review of the literature and that made at the same time by Desnick et al (Pediatr Res 10:985-996, 1976). While they mention a total of 14 known patients, Desnick et al report 23. It appears that some cases previously reported in the literature have been omitted from their list. These include those of Booth et al (J Pediatr 88:821-824, 1976; three cases), Aylsworth et al (J Pediatr 88:814-818, 1976; one case), as well as the two siblings reported by our group (Acta Paediatr Scand 58:220-228, 1969) and later identified as instances of mannosidosis (Acta Paediatr Scand 64:865-867, 1975). When adding their two patients to the list of Desnick et

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