A 5-year-old girl diagnosed with biotinidase deficiency at 9 months of age demonstrated limb and axial hypotonia which improved on biotin therapy. In this patient, electromyographic (EMG) studies prior to treatment were compatible with a mild myopathic process. Serial EMGs performed on biotin therapy demonstrated a gradual resolution of the myopathy. This is the first documented case of a reversible myopathy in a patient with biotinidase deficiency, which may contribute to the clinical finding of hypotonia.
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