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Mild citrullinemia

Mild citrullinemia: Introduction

Mild citrullinemia: Citrullinemia is an inherited urea cycle disorder which causes toxic substances including ammonia to build up in the blood. There are two main subtypes of Citrullinemia (I and II) which are caused by different genetic abnormalities and result in different symptoms. Milder forms may present in childhood and rare late-onset forms (type II) may not cause symptoms until adulthood. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Mild citrullinemia is available below.

Symptoms of Mild citrullinemia

Treatments for Mild citrullinemia

  • 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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Mild citrullinemia: Deaths

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Mild citrullinemia: Complications

Review possible medical complications related to Mild citrullinemia:

  • Brain damage if untreated (see Brain damage)
  • Brain swelling if untreated
  • Breathing problems if untreated
  • Changes in muscle tone if untreated
  • Muscle weakness if untreated
  • Poor growth if untreated
  • more complications...»

Causes of Mild citrullinemia

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Prognosis for Mild citrullinemia

Prognosis for Mild citrullinemia: 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 Mild citrullinemia

  1. Mild citrullinemia: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Deaths
  7. Complications
  8. Prognosis

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