Propionic acidemia

Overview

What is propionic acidemia?

Propionic acidemia, or PA is a genetic condition where your body cannot break down some types of proteins and fats. People with PA cannot properly break down their food into energy, so the proteins and fats can build up, causing significant health problems. This can cause intellectual disability and serious health problems if not treated. Early diagnosis and a strict diet can help lessen these symptoms.

SOURCE: Emory University - Department of Human Genetics in collaboration with ThinkGenetic • https://www.thinkgenetic.com/diseases/propionic-acidemia/overview/59472 • DATE UPDATED: 2016-10-07

References

https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/propionic-acidemia

http://www.babysfirsttest.org/newborn-screening/conditions/propionic-acidemia

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