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Acidemias, Argininosuccinate

Rare autosomal recessive disorder of the Urea cycle which leads to the accumulation of Argininosuccinic Acid in Body Fluids and severe Hyperammonemia. Clinical features of the neonatal onset of the disorder include poor feeding, Vomiting, Lethargy, Seizures, Tachypnea, Coma, and Death. Later onset results in milder set of clinical features including Vomiting, Failure to Thrive, irritability, behavioral problems, or psychomotor retardation. Mutations in the Argininosuccinate Lyase Gene cause the disorder.