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Cystinuria

Thu, Dec 18th 2014

Dr. Jonathan D'Souza

Cystinuria is genetic disorder which results in the formation of stones in the kidneys, urethra the urinary bladder and in some cases, the intestines. The stones are made of amino acids, majorly Cystine. This is a condition that is inherited and is an autosomal...

Alkaptonuria

Thu, Dec 18th 2014

Dr. Jonathan D'Souza

Introduction Alkaptonuria is a genetic disorder, which is characterized by the accumulation of homogentisic acid. Patients with alkaptonuria fail to metabolize tyrosine and phenylalanine. One of the characteristic symptoms of alkaptonuria is the dark colored urine...

Thalassemia

Wed, Dec 17th 2014

Dr. Jonathan D'Souza

Introduction Thalassemia is an inherited autosomal blood disorder, characterized by low levels of hemoglobin and red blood cells in the body. It results in the destruction of red blood cells, a condition called as anemia. The disease is inherited and often occurs as a...