Other Names for this Disease
- Fumaric aciduria
- Fumarate hydratase deficiency
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microcephaly, abnormal brain structure, severe developmental delay, weak muscle tone (hypotonia), failure to thrive, seizures, and/or distinctive facial features. Other signs and symptoms may include hepatosplenomegaly, an excess of red blood cells (polycythemia), and/or or deficiency of white blood cells (leukopenia). Affected individuals usually survive only a few months, but a few have lived into early adulthood. This condition is caused by mutations in the FH gene and is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner. No effective treatment is currently available.Fumarase deficiency is an inherited condition that primarily affects the nervous system, especially the brain. Affected infants may have
Last updated: 11/6/2012
- Fumarase deficiency. Genetics Home Reference. April 2008; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/fumarase-deficiency. Accessed 1/20/2012.
- Vivian E Shih and Roseann Mandell. Fumarate Hydratase Deficiency. GeneReviews. June 2, 2009; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1506/. Accessed 11/6/2012.
- Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on Fumarase deficiency. This website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
- The Monarch Initiative brings together data about this condition from humans and other species to help physicians and biomedical researchers. Monarch’s tools are designed to make it easier to compare the signs and symptoms (phenotypes) of different diseases and discover common features. This initiative is a collaboration between several academic institutions across the world and is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Visit the website to explore the biology of this condition.
- Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Each entry has a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
- Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs. Access to this database is free of charge.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Fumarase deficiency. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.