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Alkaptonuria and Ochronosis
- Factsheet on these disorders, their cause, clinical features and treatment.
The Alkaptonuria Society
- An information and support network for those people diagnosed with Alkaptonuria. Includes discussions, articles and related resources.
eMedicine Online Text: Alkaptonuria
- An in depth look article on this disorder written by Karl S Roth, MD. From a description to treatment all aspects of this disease are discussed.
MedicineNet.com : Alkaptonuria
- An article about this disease beginning with an explanation as to what it is, followed by how it is inherited, how it affects the joints, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
NHS: Telling Stories
- Personal account of a parent of discovering that his children have alkaptonuria and of his desire for information from professionals rather than false reassurance.
Patient UK: Alkaptonuria
- Factsheet on this autosomal recessive condition, its epidemiology, presentation, differential diagnosis, investigations, complications, management, prognosis and prevention.
- Encyclopedia article on this rare inherited genetic disorder.
Dad quits job to find disease cure for two sons
- The BBC reports on a father who researched potential cures with medical specialists, and they consequently discovered that the drug nitisinone was a “very, very effective treatment.” (October 03, 2013)
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