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A Sickeningly Sweet Baby Boy

Sick baby

This is a case study we had to read and answer some questions on. It was about a baby boy with Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD), which means the baby can’t break down certain amino acids in proteins. The family was trying to figure out how the child had gotten this genetic disease. The doctors had told them that it was an autosomal recessive disease and must have inherited the bad copy from both parents.

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