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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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Alkaptonuria in Buenos Aires

by elenaestherconsueloguillnpuelles published about 1 month ago
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At 8 months old, my mother, through my diapers, knew that this disease was beginning... and since 2004, I feel pain in my spine, first it was on th...

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...

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