Urea Cycle Disorders Overview

In: GeneReviews® [Internet]. Seattle (WA): University of Washington, Seattle; 1993–2020.
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The goals of this overview on urea cycle disorders are the following:

Goal 1: To define the urea cycle and to describe the clinical characteristics of urea cycle disorders

Goal 2: To review the causes of urea cycle disorders and their prevalence

Goal 3: To provide an evaluation strategy to identify the specific type and genetic cause of a urea cycle defect in a proband

Goal 4: To review the differential diagnosis of urea cycle disorders

Goal 5: To inform genetic risk assessment in family members of the proband

Goal 6: To provide a brief summary of the acute management of a urea cycle disorder

Publication types

  • Review