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The Maple Syrup Disease (MSUD)
Learning about MSUD
In this video you would learn about the effects of Maple Syrup Urine Disease and how it affects he body.
A Short Introduction to Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD)
With and Without Treatment
Without treatment, MSUD can lead to neurological damage, seizures, coma, and death. With early detection and careful dietary control, normal growth and development are possible.
Treatment for MSUD involves lifelong dietary control. The amount of dietary protein consumed must be strictly limited and supplemented with a special formula. Regular monitoring of blood protein levels is essential.
Newborn screening for MSUD occurs in some countries, and many states in America. Genetic testing is also available.