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maple syrup urine disease in children

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joanne Peck
46 years experience Pediatrics
A genetic disease: Infants with msud lack an enzyme to break down Amino Acids (proteins) in their diet, so the acids accumulate in their blood and tissues and become tox ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Good Info Here: Please check out this website. It has really good information and should be resourceful for you. http://msud-support.org/.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
42 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: The diagnostic test for this condition is the measurement of blood Amino Acid concentrations. Affected patients have elevated levels of Amino Acids ( ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
28 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Genetic disorder: Maple syrup urine disease is an inherited genetic disorder of protein breakdown. It is now often diagnosed by newborn screen. A good general informat ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Greene
9 years experience Pediatrics
Newborn screen: In the US, MSUD is part of the newborn screen all babies get before leaving the hospital, but it's usually symptomatic in the first weeks after birth ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
Mental retardation: This disease occurs statistically in 1 in 10000 births. Urine smells exactly the same as the vermont maple syrup. Being recessive, both parents have t ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Recessive defect: Msud is an inherited defect in in metabolism.This results when two asymptomatic carrier parents give their fetus a defective gene. After birth, the ba ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Good Info Here: Please check out this website. It has really good information and should be resourceful for you. http://msud-support.org/.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
28 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Menke: A good history seems to be here: http://www.Diet.Com/g/maple-syrup-urine-disease.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Good Info Here: Please check out this website. It has really good information and should be resourceful for you. http://msud-support.org/.

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