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Alcaptonuria Underlying Cause

Alcaptonuria is an inherited disease. The body lacks an enzyme that breaks down tyrosine, which causes dark brown urine and arthritis.

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Last Updated: Mar 11, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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