Maple syrup urine disease


Maple syrup urine disease (MSUD) is an autosomal recessive metabolic disorder affecting branched-chain amino acids. It is one type of organic acidemia. The condition gets its name from the distinctive sweet odor of affected infants' urine and earwax, particularly prior to diagnosis and during times of acute illness. It was described by John Menkes in the 1950s.

Dark urine
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST