Biomarker profiling of vitamin responsive seizures: a potential tool to detect pediatric seizures of unknown aetiology

Elizabeth Mary Mathew, Sudheer Moorkoth, Leslie Lewis, Pragna Rao

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Aim: Certain rare inborn errors of metabolism clinically present with intractable seizures that readily respond to vitamin therapy. If identified early, brain damage due to seizures can be prevented. Methodology: A LC-MS method was developed and validated for the simultaneous quantification of the biomarkers in selected vitamin responsive pediatric seizures from dried blood spots. Results: Application of the validated method to a seizure cohort of 46 patients indicated strong agreement of the method for clinical validity. Reference intervals for these biomarkers in dried blood spots were also determined for the population, after screening 956 neonates. Conclusion: The developed method was seen to be sensitive, linear, accurate and precise for testing vitamin responsive pediatric seizures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-124
Number of pages14
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2020


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Medical Laboratory Technology

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