Isovaleric acidemia

Overview

What is Isovaleric Acidemia?

Isovaleric acidemia is a genetic condition that causes a buildup of certain acids in the body, called organic acids. This buildup of organic acids is caused by genetic changes in the IVD gene and causes medical problems for people with this condition. The main health problems that people with isovaleric acidemia usually have can include poor feeding, vomiting, seizures, a lack of energy (lethargy), difficulty growing and gaining weight, developmental delay, and an odor of sweaty feet during sickness. In people with severe forms of isovaleric acidemia, these health problems can lead to more serious problems such as a coma or even death. Contact the Organic Acidemia Association for more information about this disorder.

SOURCE: Emory University - Department of Human Genetics in collaboration with ThinkGenetic • https://www.thinkgenetic.com/diseases/isovaleric-acidemia/overview/8144 • DATE UPDATED: 2016-06-11

References

http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/isovaleric-acidemia

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