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Intern Med. 2003 Jul;42(7):599-604.

Aceruloplasminemia with juvenile-onset diabetes mellitus caused by exon skipping in the ceruloplasmin gene.

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Department of Internal Medicine, Naruto General Hospital, Chiba.


We herein report a case of aceruloplasminemia in a 27-year-old man who had a 10-year history of diabetes mellitus. The patient developed a convulsion, most likely as a result of hypoglycemia. Unexpectedly, this episode left him in a prolonged state of unconsciousness, which necessitated neurological testing and imaging. Brain MRI showed bilateral hypo-intensities in the basal ganglia and thalamus. Molecular analysis revealed a novel splicing mutation in the ceruloplasmin (CP) gene that would result in the skipping of exon 3 during transcription. This case suggests that diabetes associated with aceruloplasminemia can become manifest in the teens.

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