Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Tryptophan Malabsorption Evaluation

The evaluation of blue diaper syndrome begins with a history and physical examination. There are usually no abnormal physical findings except for blue urine.

Urine testing will reveal the abnormal presence of the specific amino acid.

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Last Updated: Dec 2, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Tryptophan Malabsorption References
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