Metabolic Disorders

  • Gerald S. Golden
Part of the Topics in Pediatrics book series (TIPE)


Metabolic disorders are those conditions in which there is an abnormality in one or more metabolic pathways, producing disease or impaired function. The central nervous system can be primarily involved by such a process or affected secondary to a severe generalized metabolic disturbance. The great majority of these disorders are hereditary; most are transmitted by autosomal recessive mechanisms.


Glycogen Storage Disease Maple Syrup Urine Disease Maple Syrup Urine Disease Biotinidase Deficiency Urea Cycle Disorder 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerald S. Golden
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  1. 1.Department of Neurology, The Health Science CenterUniversity of Tennessee, MemphisMemphisUSA

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