In this disorder, individuals are unable to process or break down certain types of amino acids and produce urine that has the characteristic odour of maple syrup. Babies born with this disorder have been observed as having a weak sucking ability, poor appetite and weight loss.
HOW IS MAPLE SYRUP URINE DISEASE DIAGNOSED?
A blood test and urine analysis would be advised by a paediatrician to help diagnose this disorder.
HOW IS MAPLE SYRUP URINE DISEASE TREATED?
Paediatrics use different modes of treatments for managing and treating MUSIC, which includes liver transplant, relaxed lifestyle, changes in diet and also avoiding certain kinds of foods that trigger the same.
DID YOU KNOW?
There is no absolute cure for this illness and surgery is often used as a last resort. Though rarely occurring, this is disease happens mostly in Amish, Mennonite, and Jewish groups.