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Hyperargininemia (medical condition): A very rare urea cycle disorder caused by a deficiency...more »
Hyperargininemia: A rare autosomal recessive disorder of the urea cycle. It is caused by a deficiency of the hepatic enzyme ARGINASE. Arginine is elevated in the blood and cerebrospinal fluid, and periodic hyperammonemia may occur. Disease onset is usually in infancy or early childhood. Clinical manifestations include seizures, microcephaly, progressive mental impairment, hypotonia, ataxia, spastic diplegia, and quadriparesis. (From Hum Genet 1993 Mar;91(1):1-5; Menkes, Textbook of Child Neurology, 5th ed, p51).
Source: MeSH 2007
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Hyperargininemia is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Hyperargininemia, or a subtype of Hyperargininemia,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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Source - NIH
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