Proximal lower limb weakness and fasciculations were the only clinical manifestations of hexosaminidase A (Hex A) deficiency in a 39‐year‐old woman. Hex A activity in serum and leukocytes was 0 to 4% by standard heat inactivation fluorogenic substrate methods, and 5% when Hex A isoenzymes were fractionated by diethyl‐aminoethanol cellulose chromatography. Computed tomography of the brain showed cerebellar atrophy. We suggest that Hex A activity studies be done in patients with typical as well as a typical spinal muscular atrophy.
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- Clinical Neurology