Tyrosinemia

Tyrosinemia is an error of metabolism, usually inborn, in which the body cannot effectively break down the amino acid tyrosine.

Symptoms of untreated tyrosinemia include liver and kidney disturbances. Without treatment, tyrosinemia leads to liver failure.

Today, tyrosinemia is increasingly detected on newborn screening tests before any symptoms appear.

With early and lifelong management involving a low-protein diet, special protein formula, and sometimes medication, people with tyrosinemia develop normally, are healthy, and live normal lives

The amino acid watches for Tyrosine

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