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What is Alkaptonuria (AKU) ?

Alkaptonuria (AKU) is a rare autosomal recessive disease, affecting tyrosine metabolism. Patients accumulate homogentisic acid at 2000 times the normal rate, resulting in cartilage degradation and symptoms similar to early-onset osteoarthritis.

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Life with AKU

by DeniseAKU published about 1 year ago
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There are quite a few stories of patients with alkaptonuria (AKU) that include much physical pain and difficulty. Often these individuals have had...

My Story

by flaviamayrink published over 2 years ago
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When I was only some days old my mother realized that my diaper turned brownish with time and started a journey trying to find out what was wrong w...

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