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What is the best treatment for maple syrup urine odor?

What is the best treatment for maple syrup urine odor?

Work up: Have you been diagnosed with maple syrup urine disease? This is a disease caused by an inability to metabolize certain amino acids. Urine & blood Amino Acid analysis makes diagnosis of this genetic disorder. If you have it, avoid certain foods to prevent brain damage. Avoiding leucine containing foods is the usual treatment. See . ...Read more

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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Besides maple syrup urine disease, are there some other causes of urine that smells sweet like syrup?

Besides maple syrup urine disease, are there some other causes of urine that smells sweet like syrup?

Possibly diabetes: To my knowledge, uncontrolled diabetes might also cause this, but i would expect the person to also have weight loss, and frequent urination besides just a sweet smell to the urine. ...Read more

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How does the maple syrup urine disease affect your body?

How does the maple syrup urine disease affect your body?

Good Info Here: Please check out this website. It has really good information and should be resourceful for you. http://msud-support.org/. ...Read more

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Which particular type of person can be affected by maple syrup urine disease?

Which particular type of person can be affected by maple syrup urine disease?

Maple syrup urine: If you have access to a computer or can go to a nearby library please look up ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/maple-syrup=urine-disease This is not the "type of person" but is more often family related. ...Read more

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Mortality rate with maple syrup urine disease?

Mortality rate  with maple syrup urine disease?

Varies: This autosomal recessive genetic disorder of branched chain ketoaciduria requires testing and strict dietary adherence for management. If this is followed, individuals can lead normal lives with excellent health, exempting them from the neurologic complications which are responsible for morbidity and mortality. ...Read more

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The mortality rate with maple syrup urine disease?

The mortality rate with maple syrup urine disease?

Depends: The earlier the disease is detected and the patient is placed on an appropriate diet, the better the long term prognosis is. ...Read more

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Questions on maple syrup urine disease? Do the amish mainly get it?

Questions on maple syrup urine disease? Do the amish mainly get it?

More common: For a rare disease, msud is much more prevalent among the old order mennonite population in lancaster county, pa. Incidence rates are estimated around 1:760 births as opposed to a worldwide incidence of 1:290, 000. ...Read more

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What test for maple syrup urine disease?

What test for maple syrup urine disease?

See below: The diagnostic test for this condition is the measurement of blood Amino Acid concentrations. Affected patients have elevated levels of Amino Acids (leucine, isoleucine, and valine). Urine organic acid measurement will detect elevated levels of branched-chain ketoacids, lactate, and pyruvate. ...Read more

Unusual Odors (Definition)

Unusual odors are strange smells. Some people with neurological problems may notice unusual odors (that don't truly exist) if the part of the brain ...Read more