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LYSINURIC PROTEIN INTOLERANCE
As you can guess from the name, Lysinuric Protein Intolerance is a type of protein intolerance or resistance of the body to digest some types of amino acids. Due to the resistance, such individuals have very weak muscles and bones. They would also have very small stature, enlarged liver and the spleen and are very much prone to problems like pulmonary alveolar proteinosis.
HOW IS LYSINURIC PROTEIN INTOLERANCE DIAGNOSED?
An analysis of blood and urine of people with this intolerance would show high levels lysine, arginine and ornithine especially after they have consumed meals rich in protein.
HOW IS LYSINURIC PROTEIN INTOLERANCE TREATED?
Patients with lysinuric protein intolerance would be advised to minimize or restrict the consumption of protein in their diet. Citrulline which is a neutral amino acid could be prescribed in the form of an oral medication.
DID YOU KNOW?
Only around 140 patients of Finnish origin have been reported to have Lysinuric Protein Intolerance