Glutaricaciduria I

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Disorder Subdivisions

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General Discussion

Glutaricaciduria I (GA-I) is a rare hereditary metabolic disorder, caused by a deficiency of the enzyme glutaryl-CoA dehydrogenase. One of a group of disorders known as "organic acidemias," it is characterized by an enlarged head (macrocephaly), decreased muscle tone (hypotonia), vomiting, and excess acid in the blood. Affected individuals may also have involuntary movements of the trunk and limbs (dystonia or athetosis) and mental retardation may also occur.

Babies with glutaricaciduria I are sometimes mistakenly thought by medical professionals to be abused babies because they present with subdural and/or retinal hemorrhages.

Supporting Organizations

CLIMB (Children Living with Inherited Metabolic Diseases)

Climb Building
176 Nantwich Road
Crewe, CW2 6BG
United Kingdom
Tel: 4408452412173
Fax: 4408452412174
Email: enquiries@climb.org.uk
Website: http://www.CLIMB.org.uk

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center

PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
Website: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/

Lactic Acidosis Support Trust

1A Whitley Close
Cheshire, CW10 0NQ
United Kingdom
Tel: 160683719
Fax: 1606837198

Organic Acidaemias UK

5, Saxon Road
Middlesex, TW15 1QL
United Kingdom
Tel: 4401784245989
Email: info.oauk@gmail.com
Website: http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/priddy/

Organic Acidemia Association

9040 Duluth Street
Golden Valley, MN 55427
USA
Tel: (763)559-1797
Fax: (763)694-0017
Email: mkstagni@gmail.com
Website: http://www.oaanews.org/index.htm

The Arc

1825 K Street NW, Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20006
Tel: (202)534-3700
Fax: (202)534-3731
Tel: (800)433-5255
Email: info@thearc.org
Website: http://www.thearc.org

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Last Updated:  4/8/2008
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