Welcome - Alkaptonuria (AKU) Community
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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Alkaptonuria (AKU) Resources
by RareConnect team
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Partners and Patient Groups
RareConnect is a joint venture of EURORDIS and NORD. The following patient groups are official partners of this community.