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Alkaptonuria, a rare genetic metabolic disorder, caused by the homogentisic acid accumulating in the body. An individual affected by Alkaptonuria lacks the ability to break down the homogentisic acid by the enzymes. In addition, individuals can have black or dark urine.Yes, there is a process by which Alkaptonuria can be diagnosed and treated with medications.The individual will need to go through a detail Read More
- Arsenic poisoning
What is arsenic?
Arsenic is a grey-appearing chemical element (atomic number 33, symbol As in the periodic table) also termed a metalloid. Arsenic can exist in a metallic state in three forms (yellow, black, and gray; with gray predominating) and in ionic forms. Arsenic is considered to be a heavy metal, and arsenic toxicity shares some features with poisonings by other heavy metals. Historically, arsenic has been used as a medicinal a Read More
- Galt deficiency
GALT deficiency/Galactosemia is a rare genetic disorder that affects how your body processes or metabolizes a sugar called galactose.Signs and symptoms include:An infant affected with galactosemia, appears normal at birth; however, within a few days or weeks, the infant may lose its appetite and start vomiting excessively.Yellowing of the skin, and mucous membranes, and whites of the eyes (jaun Read More
- Propionic acidemia
Propionic acidemia (PA) is an inherited disorder that unbales a person to digest certain types of protein and fats. Moreover, this condition leads to an abnormal buildup of particular acids known as organic acid since it is regarded as an organic acid disorder. Here are some risk factors associated with Propionic acidemia:Inheritance: PA has been inherited in such a pattern that both copies of gene PCCA and PCCB in Read More
- Urethral stricture
Urethral stricture is the narrowing of the urethra, obstructing fluid flow. It occurs due to the injury to the urethral mucosa and the surrounding tissue.The causes are divided into four groups: idiopathic, iatrogenic, inflammatory, and traumatic; the common causes are prostate cancer treatments, hypospadias surgery, trans-urethral resections, and urethral catheterization.The symptoms include decreased uri Read More