International Journal of Home Science
2015, VOL. 1 ISSUE 3, PART A
Inborn Errors of Metabolism: A review
Author(s): Disha Bindra
The number of patients have increased over time. Erbe. W.R. 1975 reported that interest in this group of disorders stems from the likelihood that they may result in serious neurologic impairment, from the possibility that they will respond to therapy with folates, and from their potential contribution to an understanding of human folate metabolism. Moreover the patients ‘disorders remain undiagnosed leading to increased mortality. Doctors often consider IUGR or LBW to be the major cause of neonates’ death. But the real cause is failure to administer the correct amino acid /s’ formulae to the neonates. Mother’s milk is intolerable in some cases to such neonates. Also the infants who survive have to sustain on artificial feeds specially designed to serve such disorders, the increased cost of such packaged feeds being borne by their parents via imports. India especially suffers from such a problem tremendously as there is no provision for such feeds being manufactured by medical companies inland.
How to cite this article:
Disha Bindra. Inborn Errors of Metabolism: A review. Int J Home Sci 2015;1(3):47-49.