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
More members stories
Latest Member Stories
published 9 months ago
There are quite a few stories of patients with alkaptonuria (AKU) that include much physical pain and difficulty. Often these individuals have had...
published about 1 year ago
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...
Partners and Patient Groups
RareConnect is a joint venture of EURORDIS and NORD. The following patient groups are official partners of this community.