Medical Definition of Methylmalonic acidaemia

1. A group of inherited metabolic disorders that result in the accumulation of methylmalonic acid in the bloodstream. This leads to a severe metabolic acidosis (and ketosis) that can be fatal. A defect in the metabolic pathway of methylmalonic acid, vitamin B12 and succinic acid is the underlying cause. An infection can trigger a bout of acidosis. A low protein diet is essential in these patients. Occasionally large doses of vitamin B12 or an alkalinising agent (bicarbonate) will be necessary to treat acute exacerbations of acidosis. Origin: Gr. Haima = blood (27 Sep 1997)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Methylmalonic Acidaemia

methylisothiazolone
methylisothiazolones
methylisoxazole
methylketobemidone
methylketol
methylketols
methylkinase
methyllithium
methyllorazepam
methyllysine
methylmagnesium
methylmalonate
methylmalonate semialdehyde
methylmalonates
methylmalonic acid
methylmalonic acidaemia (current term)
methylmalonic acidemia
methylmalonic aciduria
methylmalonyl-CoA
methylmalonyl-CoA epimerase
methylmalonyl-CoA mutase
methylmannosides
methylmercuries
methylmercury
methylmercury compounds
methylmethacrylates
methylmethaqualone
methylmorphine
methylnaltrexone
methylnitronitrosoguanidine

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