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What are the symptoms a baby may have from a partial urea cycle disorder (UCD)?

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The symptoms a baby may have from a partial UCD include:

  • Avoiding foods high in protein or a dislike of meat
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Behavior problems, including hyperactivity
  • Mental problems (confusion, delusions, hallucinations, psychosis)

From: What Are Urea Cycle Disorders? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Ornithine Transcarbamylase Deficiency,” “Urea Cycle Disorders (UCD).”

Cincinnati Children’s: “Urea Cycle Disorder (UCD).”

Gene Reviews: “Urea Cycle Disorders Overview.”

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Ornithine Transcarbamylase Deficiency.”

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on September 20, 2017

SOURCES:

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Ornithine Transcarbamylase Deficiency,” “Urea Cycle Disorders (UCD).”

Cincinnati Children’s: “Urea Cycle Disorder (UCD).”

Gene Reviews: “Urea Cycle Disorders Overview.”

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Ornithine Transcarbamylase Deficiency.”

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on September 20, 2017

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