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Inborn Errors of Metabolism

Alternate Names : Metabolic Disorders, Enzymatic Disorders

Inborn Errors of Metabolism | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the signs and symptoms of the disease?

The symptoms of inborn errors of metabolism vary greatly. Each one must be reviewed separately to know what the physical features are. Often, an infant will show signs of failure to thrive by failing to gain weight, not eating well, and generally showing developmental delay. Vomiting and diarrhea are among other symptoms that may signal the healthcare provider to test for an inborn error of metabolism.

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Inborn Errors of Metabolism: Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors


Inborn Errors of Metabolism: Diagnosis & Tests

Author: Ronald J. Jorgenson, DDS, PhD, FACMG
Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
Date Reviewed: 08/07/01

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