PREGNANCY

Inborn Errors of Metabolism

Why ‘Inborn Errors of Metabolism’ is a Concern to Newborn ?

Inborn errors of metabolism are rare genetic (inherited) disorders in which the body cannot properly turn food into energy. The disorders are usually caused by defects in specific proteins (enzymes) that help break down (metabolize) parts of food. A food product that is not broken down into energy can build up in the body and …

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