The longest-surviving patient with classical maple syrup urine disease
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The clinical problems, dietary management and biochemical monitoring over a 40-year period of the longest-surviving patient with maple syrup urine disease are described. Her case illustrates that a good outcome can be obtained with early diagnosis and institution of a diet restricted in branched-chain amino acids. Changes in dietary supplementation have benefited her in terms of nutrition and quality of life. Consistently high blood concentrations of branched-chain amino acids have not been associated with neuropsychometric decline.
KeywordsPublic Health Internal Medicine Metabolic Disease Early Diagnosis Dietary Supplementation
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