Isolated adipic aciduria.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Adipic acid can appear, in combination with other dicarboxylic acids, in the urine of patients in a number of underlying metabolic diseases. A child with seizures and mental retardation of unknown etiology who was found to have elevated isolated adipic aciduria on investigation for metabolic diseases is reported. A dietary artifact was suspected, and the adipic aciduria resolved after the child was kept on a specific restricted diet for 3 days. This is the third report of isolated adipic aciduria secondary to food. Findings confirm the previous reports of dietary origin of isolated adipic aciduria and should alert clinicians to such artifact before committing patients to unnecessary treatments.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hasbini, DA; Mikati, MA; Habbal, ZM

Published Date

  • January 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 24 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 77 - 78

PubMed ID

  • 11182288

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0887-8994

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0887-8994(00)00236-8


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States