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What are urea cycle disorders (UCDs)?

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Urea cycle disorders (UCDs) are a group of diseases that make it hard for your child’s body to remove waste products as he digests proteins. They are inherited diseases -- you pass them down to your child.

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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