Propionic acidemia is an inherited disorder in which the body is unable to process certain parts of proteins and lipids (fats) properly. It is classified as an organic. The spectrum of propionic acidemia (PA) ranges from neonatal-onset to late- onset disease. A number sign (#) is used with this entry because propionic acidemia is caused by mutation in the genes encoding propionyl-CoA carboxylase, PCCA ().

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Wolf and Hsia suggested that biotin-responsiveness can pdopionica tested by measuring propionyl-CoA carboxylase and beta-methylcrotonyl CoA carboxylase see and in peripheral blood leukocytes before and after biotin.

Evaluation and management of patients with propionic acidemia undergoing liver transplantation: Multiple OXPHOS acideima in the liver, kidney, heart, and skeletal muscle of patients with methylmalonic aciduria and propionic aciduria. Propionic acidemia in the Arab World. Only comments seeking to improve the quality and accuracy of information on the Acidemiia website are accepted. It does not completely protect against a metabolic stroke, hyperammonemia, or metabolic decompensations.

Manifestations of neonatal and late-onset PA over time can include growth impairment, intellectual disability, seizures, basal ganglia lesions, pancreatitis, and cardiomyopathy. Failure to thrive may be exacerbated by malnutrition secondary to feeding difficulties, recurrent emesis, excessive protein restriction and potentially iatrogenic amino acid imbalances [ Manoli et al ].

It is frequently accompanied by metabolic acidosis with anion gap, lactic acidosis, ketonuria, hypoglycemia, hyperammonemia, and cytopenias.

The documents contained in this web site are presented for information purposes only. Cost-effectiveness of liver transplantation in methylmalonic and propionic acidemias. Usually, the glutamine levels in hyperammonemic patients with PA are normal or low [ Al-Hassnan et alFilipowicz et al ]. Variant designation that does not conform to current naming conventions.


More detailed information for clinicians ordering genetic tests can be found here.

Propionic acidemia – Wikipedia

In addition to a protein mixture that is devoid of methionine, threonine, valine, and isoleucine, the patient should also receive L -carnitine treatment and should be given antibiotics 10 days per month in order to remove the intestinal propiogenic flora. In another case, ethylene glycol poisoning presented with hyperglycinemia and glycolic acid in urine [ Woolf et al ]. Similar articles in PubMed. Living-donor liver transplantation for propionic acidaemia.

Evaluation and long-term prppionica of infants with inborn errors of metabolism identified in an expanded screening programme. Histidine Carnosinemia Histidinemia Urocanic aciduria. The toxic effects of free organic acids and ammonia. Nomenclature Propionic acidemia and propionyl-CoA carboxylase deficiency are the two most common terms used to describe the condition.

Hyperammonemia is treated by administering sodium benzoate, carbamyl glutamate or by hemodialysis. Epilepsy in patients with propionic acidemia. A less severe form of PA is seen in some Amish and Mennonite communities. ArgCysand p.

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Propionic acidemia

Prenatal diagnosis and family studies in a case of propionicacidaemia. In the intermittent late onset form, the disease presents after a year or even later in life with episodes of metabolic decompensation provoked by periods of catabolic stress like fever, vomiting and trauma.

The severe metabolic ketoacidosis in this disorder requires vigorous alkali therapy and protein restriction. Glutaric acidemia type 1 type 2 Hyperlysinemia Pipecolic acidemia Saccharopinuria.

CC ]. Clinical applications of tandem mass spectrometry: Serial single- gene testing can be considered if 1 mutation of a particular gene accounts for a large proportion of the condition or 2 factors such as clinical findings, laboratory findings, and ancestry indicate that mutation of a particular gene is most likely. J Assist Reprod Genet. Accidemia manifestations of PA are often nonspecific and age of onset is variable.


Jameson E, Walter J. Testing of urine organic acids in persons who are symptomatic or those propionicw by newborn screening reveals elevated 3-hydroxypropionate and the presence of methylcitrate, tiglylglycine, propionylglycine, and lactic acid.

Avoiding metabolic decompensation and promptly treating the episodes with standard treatment may improve intellectual outcome.

If prenatal testing has not been performed on at-risk sibs, measure urine organic acids, plasma amino acids, and acylcarnitine profile immediately in the newborn period in parallel with newborn screening. Most pathogenic variants are predicted to alter the active site and reduce the enzymatic activity. Parenteral amino acid solutions are prescribed based on the recommended daily intake of age-appropriate energy, protein, isoleucine, valine, methionine, and threonine and adjusted using the daily and weekly growth data and plasma amino acid concentrations.

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Defective propionate carboxylation in ketotic hyperglycinaemia. The mean age of onset of cardiomyopathy was seven years in a study by Romano et al []. Inborn error of amino acid metabolism E70—E72 The detection and management of metabolic decompensations at home are a critical part of the chronic management propipnica PA.