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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 9 days ago 3 comments

There are quite a few stories of patients with alkaptonuria (AKU) that include much physical pain and difficulty. Often these individuals have had...

Rare Disease Day 2015

by RareConnect team published 2 months ago 2 comments

Rare Disease Day takes place on the last day of February each year.

The main objective of Rare Disease Day is to raise awareness amongst the gen...

Partners and Patient Groups

RareConnect is a joint venture of EURORDIS and NORD. The following patient groups are official partners of this community.