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What is Inborn amino acid metabolism disorder?

What is Inborn amino acid metabolism disorder?

  • Inborn amino acid metabolism disorder: A group of inherited disorders where the body is not able to metabolize amino acids consumed in the diet. Amino acids are a part of carbohydrates, fats and proteins and are metabolized in order to provide energy or to make other needed compounds. There are many steps involved in metabolism and the severity can be greatly variable depending on the exact nature of the disorder.

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

Inborn amino acid metabolism disorder: Introduction

Types of Inborn amino acid metabolism disorder:

Broader types of Inborn amino acid metabolism disorder:

How serious is Inborn amino acid metabolism disorder?

Complications of Inborn amino acid metabolism disorder: see complications of Inborn amino acid metabolism disorder

What causes Inborn amino acid metabolism disorder?

Causes of Inborn amino acid metabolism disorder: see causes of Inborn amino acid metabolism disorder

What are the symptoms of Inborn amino acid metabolism disorder?

Symptoms of Inborn amino acid metabolism disorder: see symptoms of Inborn amino acid metabolism disorder

Complications of Inborn amino acid metabolism disorder: see complications of Inborn amino acid metabolism disorder

Inborn amino acid metabolism disorder: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Inborn amino acid metabolism disorder.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Inborn amino acid metabolism disorder.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Inborn amino acid metabolism disorder: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Inborn amino acid metabolism disorder.
Treatments for Inborn amino acid metabolism disorder: see treatments for Inborn amino acid metabolism disorder

Name and Aliases of Inborn amino acid metabolism disorder

Main name of condition: Inborn amino acid metabolism disorder

Other names or spellings for Inborn amino acid metabolism disorder:

Amino acid metabolism, inborn errors

Amino acid metabolism, inborn errors
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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