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Ornithine transcarbamylase (OTC) Deficiency

Ornithine transcarbamylase (OTC) Deficiency: Introduction

Ornithine transcarbamylase (OTC) Deficiency: A rare metabolic disorder where a deficiency of the enzyme ornithine transcarbamylase means that nitrogen isn't removed from the body and builds up in the blood in the form of ammonia. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Ornithine transcarbamylase (OTC) Deficiency is available below.

Symptoms of Ornithine transcarbamylase (OTC) Deficiency

Treatments for Ornithine transcarbamylase (OTC) Deficiency

  • Treatment generally involves sticking to a low protein diet
  • High ammonia levels in the blood can be managed by using intravenous sodium benzoate, sodium phenylacetate and arginine
  • Severe cases may require hemodialysis to remove toxins from the blood
  • Oral sodium phenylbutyrate and arginine can be used as a long-term therapy
  • Regular blood tests are needed to monitor ammonia and amino acid levels
  • more treatments...»

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Ornithine transcarbamylase (OTC) Deficiency: Deaths

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Ornithine transcarbamylase (OTC) Deficiency: Complications

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Causes of Ornithine transcarbamylase (OTC) Deficiency

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Prognosis for Ornithine transcarbamylase (OTC) Deficiency

Prognosis for Ornithine transcarbamylase (OTC) Deficiency: Timely diagnosis and treatment usually results in a good prognosis with normal growth and learning abilities - treatment is lifelong. In some severe cases, high ammonia levels can cause complications even with treatment.

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More information about Ornithine transcarbamylase (OTC) Deficiency

  1. Ornithine transcarbamylase (OTC) Deficiency: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Deaths
  7. Complications
  8. Prognosis
 

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