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Journal of Transplantation
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 176370, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/176370
Case Report

Liver Transplantation in an Adult with Citrullinaemia Type 2

1Liver Transplant Service, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore 169608
2Liver Transplant Service, Department of Pathology, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore 169608
3Liver Transplant Service, Department of General Surgery, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore 169608

Received 10 November 2010; Accepted 18 March 2011

Academic Editor: J. Millis

Copyright © 2011 Hui-Hui Tan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Citrullinaemia is a urea cycle defect that results from a deficiency of the enzyme arginosuccinate synthetase. Type 1 disease is diagnosed in childhood, whereas Type 2 disease is adult onset. We report the outcome of a patient with citrullinemia Type 2 who received a liver transplant at our center and the implications of this diagnosis in liver transplantation.