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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 treatments for the disease?

Many of the inborn errors of metabolism can be treated effectively. Treatment depends on the enzyme defect itself and how readily the compounds involved can be eliminated or replaced.

What are the side effects of the treatments?

Side effects of treatment depend on the enzyme defect being treated.

What happens after treatment for the disease?

Treatment may need to continue as long as the enzyme defect continues.

How is the disease monitored?

Most inborn errors of metabolism are monitored by routine blood or urine tests.

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

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