Inborn errors of metabolism.

  title={Inborn errors of metabolism.},
  author={Ayman W El-Hattab},
  journal={Clinics in perinatology},
  volume={42 2},
  pages={413-39, x}
Inborn errors of metabolism (IEM) are individually rare but collectively common. Approximately 25% of IEMs can have manifestations in the neonatal period. Neonates with IEM are usually healthy at birth; however, in hours to days after birth they can develop nonspecific signs that are common to several other neonatal conditions. Therefore, maintaining a high index of suspicion is extremely important for early diagnosis and the institution of appropriate therapy, which are mandatory to prevent… CONTINUE READING

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