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What is Non-ketotic hyperglycinemia?

What is Non-ketotic hyperglycinemia?

  • Non-ketotic hyperglycinemia: A rare disorder of amino acid metabolism where glycine and proline are unable to be metabolized properly due to defects in the glycine cleavage system.

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

Non-ketotic hyperglycinemia: Introduction

Types of Non-ketotic hyperglycinemia:

Broader types of Non-ketotic hyperglycinemia:

How serious is Non-ketotic hyperglycinemia?

Prognosis of Non-ketotic hyperglycinemia: death usually occurs in infancy but milder cases may survive longer
Complications of Non-ketotic hyperglycinemia: see complications of Non-ketotic hyperglycinemia

What causes Non-ketotic hyperglycinemia?

Causes of Non-ketotic hyperglycinemia: see causes of Non-ketotic hyperglycinemia

What are the symptoms of Non-ketotic hyperglycinemia?

Symptoms of Non-ketotic hyperglycinemia: see symptoms of Non-ketotic hyperglycinemia

Complications of Non-ketotic hyperglycinemia: see complications of Non-ketotic hyperglycinemia

Onset of Non-ketotic hyperglycinemia: within days of birth

Can anyone else get Non-ketotic hyperglycinemia?

More information: see contagiousness of Non-ketotic hyperglycinemia
Inheritance: see inheritance of Non-ketotic hyperglycinemia

Non-ketotic hyperglycinemia: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Non-ketotic hyperglycinemia.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Non-ketotic hyperglycinemia.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Non-ketotic hyperglycinemia: Internist, Endocrinologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Non-ketotic hyperglycinemia.
Treatments for Non-ketotic hyperglycinemia: see treatments for Non-ketotic hyperglycinemia

Name and Aliases of Non-ketotic hyperglycinemia

Main name of condition: Non-ketotic hyperglycinemia

Other names or spellings for Non-ketotic hyperglycinemia:

glycine encephalopathy, GCE, NKH, Hyperglycinemia, nonketotic

GCE, Glycine encephalopathy, NKH
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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