What is Alkaptonuria?

It is black urine disease. It is inherited genetic disorder of phenylalanine and tyrosine metabolism.

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a 18 daymale infant suffers from alkaptonuria with high level of HGC in urine, however, thrive normally and sukle normally, with relatively large...

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It is mainly supportive management. You can give Vit C daily; that may prevent crystals in joints and other spaces.

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I am suffering from alkaptonuria . As per some articles available online , patients of AKU suggested to use vitamin C (1gm - 5 gm per day) and...

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it is an autosomal recessive disorder due to a deficiency of homogentisic acid oxidase, which causes large amounts of homogentisic acid to...

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