The presence of excess orotic acid in the urine is known as Orotic Aciduria. This condition is a form of anaemia known as megaloblastic anaemia. In this disorder the body cannot produce cannot produce an enzyme known as YMP synthetase. In addition to the increased levels of orotic acid patients with this disorder could also be mentally and physically retarded.
HOW IS OROTIC ACIDURIA DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of this disorder can be done both through blood tests and urine tests, which examine these acid levels.
HOW IS OROTIC ACIDURIA TREATED?
Drugs such as cytidine monophosphate and uridine monophosphate can be prescribed to patients with this disorder.
DID YOU KNOW?
Being a genetic disorder, it is recommended that individuals with history of this disease get prenatal advice from their doctors and opt for preventive measures before conceiving.