Glutaric aciduria type I misdiagnosed as Leigh's encephalopathy and cerebral palsy

Dev Med Child Neurol. 1985 Aug;27(4):514-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8749.1985.tb04576.x.


Two cases are reported of boys who suffer epileptic seizures only after playing video games. It is suggested that the amount of time the patient spends in front of the screen before the seizure is important, and also that video games trigger electrocortical activity far more efficiently than either television or intermittent photic stimulation.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acid Metabolism, Inborn Errors / diagnosis*
  • Amino Acid Metabolism, Inborn Errors / urine
  • Brain Diseases, Metabolic / diagnosis*
  • Cerebral Palsy / diagnosis*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Diagnostic Errors
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Glutarates / urine*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Leigh Disease / diagnosis*
  • Male


  • Glutarates
  • glutaric acid