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MAPLE SYRUP URINE DISEASE
Maple Syrup Urine Disease is a rare, inherited metabolic disorder that is characterized by the inability of the body to break down certain amino acids. Individuals with this condition have a distinct maple syrup smelling urine discharge. Symptoms include lethargy, poor appetite, weight loss, irritability and a maple syrup odour in earwax, sweat along with urine.
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?
Recommendation of protein-free diet is the most common treatment method for Maple Syrup Urine Disease. Intravenous administration of fluids and sugars, fats in some cases is followed for some patients diagnosed with Maple Syrup Urine Disease. Concentration of abnormal substance in blood is reduced through dialysis through the abdomen or a vein.
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.