Multiple carboxylase deficiency
|Multiple carboxylase deficiency|
|Left- Diffuse alopecia and seborrheic dermatitis before treatment, Right- thick crop of dark hair after doses of biotin|
Multiple carboxylase deficiency is a form of metabolic disorder involving failures of carboxylation enzymes.
If left untreated, the symptoms can include feeding problems, decreased body tone, generalized red rash with skin exfoliation and baldness, failure to thrive, seizure, coma, developmental delay, foul smelling urine, lactic acidosis, and high levels of ketones and ammonia in the blood.
- "Multiple Carboxylase Deficiency". Archived from the original on 2008-08-28.
- "Definition: multiple carboxylase deficiency from Online Medical Dictionary".
- http://www.pmh.health.wa.gov.au/services/newborn/health_professionals/disorders/mcd_prof.htm Archived 2008-07-20 at the Wayback Machine