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Alkaptonuria diagnosed in a 4-month-old baby girl: a case report

By Asok K Datta, Syamali Mandal, Anindya Dasgupta and Tarun K Ghosh

Abstract

The mother of a four month old female baby attended in the well baby clinic with the complaint of black staining of the diaper after few minutes of urination. The baby was born of a non consanguineous marriage, healthy and breast fed. Mother noticed that stain first at the age of two and half month. The urine when kept in a test tube for two hours turned black. Laboratory examination of urine revealed increased concentration of homogentisic acid. The patient was diagnosed as alkaptonuria

Topics: Case Report
Publisher: BioMed Central
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:2596114
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