ARTHRITIS Report of a Case

  • SIDNEY SACKS
  • Published 2005

Abstract

Alkaptonuria is a rare disease characterised by the appearance of alkapton (homogentisic acid) in the urine. It is said to be due to an “ inborn error of metabolism “ of certain amino acids, namely, tyrosin and phenylalanine (Garrod 1923). About 160 cases have been reported in the literature, the approximate incidence being one in ten million of population… (More)

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