Hartnup Disease Overview
Another name for Hartnup Disease is Aminoaciduria.
What is aminoaciduria?
A person with aminoaciduria releases abnormally large amounts of a particular amino acid in the urine. There are several forms of aminoaciduria. Aminoaciduria is an inherited disorder. Each of the forms of this disease has its own symptoms, based on the amino acid that accumulates in the urine.
What are the symptoms of aminoaciduria?
Symptoms of aminoaciduria depend on the underlying type.
How does the doctor treat aminoaciduria?
There is no cure for aminoaciduria. Aminoaciduria is often treated with a restrictive diet, to minimize or eliminate exposure to a particular amino acid.
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