Maple Syrup Urine Disease by AN Ananda
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Published on November 28, 2011 by
Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD), also called branched-chain ketoaciduria, is rare, genetic disorder which is characterized by a deficiency of enzymes required to metabolize certain amino acids. If left untreated, seizures, coma and brain damage may occur. MSUD can be successfully managed by way of a specialized diet program.