The Natural History and Pathogenesis of Mucolipidosis Type IV
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00015782|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 7, 2001
Last Update Posted : July 2, 2017
Mucolipidosis Type IV (ML-IV) is a metabolic disorder that causes mental and motor retardation as well as visual impairment. There is storage of material in practically all the cells of the body, causing problems in the brain and the eyes. The disease is caused by a defect in a gene that makes a protein called mucolipin. Patients with ML-IV do not make enough normal mucolipin.
More than 80 patients have been diagnosed, most of whom are Ashkenazi Jews. The disease often appears in the first year of life as either delayed motor development or corneal clouding. There are conflicting reports concerning the progressive nature of the disease. Some patients have clear deterioration, while others seem to stay at the same level of the disease for a long time. This study may lead to a better understanding of the disease, the medical difficulties of patients, and better ways of diagnosing ML-IV.
Patients with a definite diagnosis of this disease, as well as those patients who need confirmation of the disease, are candidates for this study. Patients will be admitted annually to the Clinical Center for a maximum of five days. A history will be taken and a physical exam done. Blood and urine tests will be done along with brain wave recording, complete eye examination, psychological tests, and speech and language and rehabilitation evaluations. A maximum of 3 mL/kg of blood will be drawn from children and a total of 60 mL from adults. Various eye tests will also be done, some under sedation. DNA will be extracted for possible use in other studies. A skin biopsy will be taken on the first visit.
There is a possibility of improved medical management and rehabilitative treatment as a result of participating in this study.
|Condition or disease|
|Mucolipidosis Type IV|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Enrollment :||30 participants|
|Official Title:||The Natural History and Pathogenesis of Mucolipidosis Type IV|
|Study Start Date :||April 27, 2001|
|Study Completion Date :||March 3, 2008|
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00015782
|United States, Maryland|
|National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892|