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BCKD deficiency; Brain Disorders, Inborn Genetic; Branched-chain alpha-keto acid dehydrogenase deficiency; Branched-Chai... 

 

Maple syrup urine disease is an inherited disorder in which the body is unable to process certain amino acids (the building blocks of proteins) properly. From early infancy, the condition is characterized by poor feeding, vomiting, lack of energy (lethargy), seizures, and mental retardation. The urine of affected infants has a distinctive sweet odor, much like burned caramel, that gives the condition its name. Maple syrup urine disease can be life-threatening if left untreated. Maple syrup ur...


Genetic Brain Disorders as related to Brain and Nervous System