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Blue Diaper Syndrome is a rare, inherited metabolic disorder characterized in infants by bluish urine-stained diapers. The incomplete intestinal breakdown of tryptophan, a dietary nutrient, causes this disorder. Symptoms typically include digestive disturbances, fever, and visual difficulties. Some children with Blue Diaper Syndrome may also develop kidney disease. Blue Diaper Syndrome is inherited as an autosomal recessive genetic trait.

Credit to - www.rarediseases.org


You can donate to these charities that are closely related to Blue Diaper Syndrome:

American Kidney Fund, Inc.
6110 Executive Boulevard
Rockville, MD 20852

Phone: 800-638-8299
E-mail: helpline@kindeyfund.org
Home page: http://www.kidneyfund.org


CLIMB (Children Living with Inherited Metabolic Diseases)
Climb Building
Crewe Intl CW2 6BG

Phone: 44 -870- 7700 325
E-mail: info@climb.org.uk
Home page: http://www.CLIMB.org.uk


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