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Prolidase deficiency associated with pathologic myopia.

Deficiency of prolidase, a key enzyme in proline metabolism, is extremely rare and is usually associated with skin lesions, recurrent infections, characteristic facies, mental retardation, and splenomegaly. These clinical features are largely due to inhibition of normal recycling of proline, which causes an alteration in the metabolism of collagen and other proline-rich proteins. The case of a 25-year-old with all the recognized characteristics of prolidase deficiency is reported. Pathologic myopia, which has not been hitherto described in association with prolidase deficiency, is added to the clinical spectrum of this rare disorder.[1]


  1. Prolidase deficiency associated with pathologic myopia. Kiratli, H., Satilmiş, M. Ophthalmic Genet. (1998) [Pubmed]
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