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Arch Intern Med. 1993 Mar 22;153(6):767-70.

Adenine phosphoribosyltransferase deficiency with renal deposition of 2,8-dihydroxyadenine leading to nephrolithiasis and chronic renal failure.

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Department of Medicine, University of California Medical School, San Francisco.


Homozygous adenine phosphoribosyltransferase deficiency is a genetic defect that is associated with 2,8-dihydroxyadenine urolithiasis. Since the prevalence of the heterozygous state is found in 0.4% to 1.2% of the population, it is surprising that more cases of 2,8-dihydroxyadenine urolithiasis have not been reported. Herein we describe a patient with complete adenine phosphoribosyltransferase deficiency with 2,8-dihydroxyadenine urolithiasis leading to chronic renal failure. Gene sequencing revealed that the patient is a compound heterozygote. One of the mutations (a T insertion between bases 346 and 347) has been encountered before, but the second (a G-to-A substitution at base 1356) has not been previously reported. Possible explanations for the unexpected rarity of 2,8-dihydroxyadenine urolithiasis are discussed.

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