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Argininosuccinate synthetase deficiency

Introduction: Argininosuccinate synthetase deficiency

Description of Argininosuccinate synthetase deficiency

Argininosuccinate synthetase deficiency (medical condition): A very rare urea cycle disorder where a lack of the enzyme...more »

See also:

Citrullinemia I:
  »Introduction: Citrullinemia I
  »Symptoms of Citrullinemia I
  »Causes of Citrullinemia I
  »Treatments for Citrullinemia I

Argininosuccinate synthetase deficiency: Related Topics

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Argininosuccinate synthetase deficiency: Rare Disease

Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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

Ophanet

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when if affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Argininosuccinate synthetase deficiency as a "rare disease".

Source - Orphanet

Argininosuccinate synthetase deficiency as a Disease

Argininosuccinate synthetase deficiency: Another name for Citrullinemia I (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Citrullinemia I
  »Symptoms of Citrullinemia I
  »Causes of Citrullinemia I
  »Treatments for Citrullinemia I

Argininosuccinate synthetase deficiency: Related Diseases

Argininosuccinate synthetase deficiency: Argininosuccinate synthetase deficiency is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Causes of Argininosuccinate synthetase deficiency

Some of the causes of Argininosuccinate synthetase deficiency are included in the list below:

Symptoms of Argininosuccinate synthetase deficiency (Citrullinemia I)

Some of the symptoms of Argininosuccinate synthetase deficiency incude:

Treatments for Argininosuccinate synthetase deficiency (Citrullinemia I)

Treatments for Argininosuccinate synthetase deficiency (Citrullinemia I) include:

  • 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

Treatment of Argininosuccinate synthetase deficiency: For more treatment information about Argininosuccinate synthetase deficiency, see treatment of Citrullinemia I (Argininosuccinate synthetase deficiency)

Argininosuccinate synthetase deficiency: Related Disease Topics

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Source - NIH

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