- 25% chance the child will be born with the disorder
- 50% chance the child will be a carrier of the faulty gene
- Nearsightedness and other visual problems
- Flush across the cheeks, fair complexion
- High-arched palate
- Tall, thin build
- Long limbs
- High-arched feet
- Abnormal formation of the rib cage
- Protrusion of the chest over the sternum
- Intellectual disability
- Psychiatric disease
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- X-rays to look for bone problems
- An eye exam to look for eye problems
- Restricts foods with methionine
- Consists mainly of fruits and vegetables
- Allows very little, if any, meats, eggs, dairy products, breads, and pastas
March of Dimes http://www.marchofdimes.com
National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc. http://www.rarediseases.org
US National Library of Medicine http://www.nlm.nih.gov
Canada Health Portal http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/
Service Canada: Services for Families and Children http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/
Homocystinuria. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://dynamed.ebscohost.com/about/about-us . Updated August 28, 2011. Accessed December 28, 2012.
Homocystinuria. National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc. website. Available at: http://www.rarediseases.org/rare-disease-information/rare-diseases/byID/463/viewAbstract . Accessed December 28, 2012.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 11/2012 -
- Update Date: 11/26/2012 -
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