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Dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase deficiency

Dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase deficiency: Introduction

Dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase deficiency: A metabolic error where a deficiency of an enzyme called dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase prevents the normal metabolism of certain proteins. High levels of certain proteins are excreted in the urine. The enzyme is also needed the breakdown a chemotherapy drug called 5-flurouracil and its absence can result in a severe toxicity reaction. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase deficiency is available below.

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Dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase deficiency: Complications

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Definitions of Dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase deficiency:

Dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase deficiency is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase deficiency, or a subtype of Dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase deficiency, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase deficiency as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

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