Tyrosinemia Type 1 is an Amino Acid Disorder
People with Tyrosinemia Type 1 have problems breaking down an amino acid called tyrosine from the food they eat. If not treated, the condition causes severe liver disease and other serious health problems. Approximately one in every 100,000 babies in the United Kingdom is born with this condition.
Tyrosinemia Type 1 is also known as:
- Hereditary Infantile Tyrosinemia
- Hepatorenal Tyrosinemia
- Fumarylacetoacetase deficiency
- Fumarylacetoacetate hydrolase deficiency
- FAH deficiency
- Hereditary Tyrosinemia Type 1
Dr Pat McKiernan, Consultant Paediatrician in Birmingham Childrens Liver Unit has recently updated an article which he produced for the dissemination to families in a Climb Update more..
The updated version is also availabe in pdf format here..
New Leaflet An Introduction to Tyrosinemia - The leaflet is in PDF format here.
Tyrosinemia Low Protein Foods - more..
Tyrosinemia Low Protein Special Foods (non PKU) - more..
Types of Tyrosinemai here