Partial biotinidase deficiency is a milder form of this condition. Affected children may experience hypotonia, skin rashes, and hair loss, but these problems may appear only during illness, infection, or other times of stress on the body.
The Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) provides the following list of features that have been reported in people with this condition. Much of the information in the HPO comes from Orphanet, a European rare disease database. If available, the list includes a rough estimate of how common a feature is (its frequency). Frequencies are based on a specific study and may not be representative of all studies. You can use the MedlinePlus Medical Dictionary for definitions of the terms below.
|Signs and Symptoms||Approximate number of patients (when available)|
|Inflammatory abnormality of the eye||50%|
|Abnormality of retinal pigmentation||7.5%|
|Aplasia/Hypoplasia of the cerebellum||7.5%|
|Visual field defect||7.5%|
|Autosomal recessive inheritance||-|
|Diffuse cerebellar atrophy||-|
|Diffuse cerebral atrophy||-|
|Feeding difficulties in infancy||-|
|Recurrent skin infections||-|
|Sensorineural hearing impairment||-|
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I am 28 weeks pregnant. I have biotinidase deficiency. I was wondering if the treatment I have to take (biotin) could cause my baby to have a cleft lip or palate or any other birth defect. I am worried because I was notified that on my ultrasound, it looks like my baby is missing part of the lip. See answer