Which histologic findings are characteristic of carnitine deficiency?

Updated: Dec 13, 2019
  • Author: Fernando Scaglia, MD, FACMG; Chief Editor: Maria Descartes, MD  more...
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Biopsy of the liver may show microvesicular lipid steatosis that, along with the rest of the clinical picture, may lead to a diagnosis of Reye syndrome. If muscle biopsy is performed, very low fatty infiltration may be seen.

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