Glutaric acidemia type II
- GA 2
- Glutaric acidemia 2
- Glutaric acidemia type 2
Your QuestionThe child of a good friend has been diagnosed with glutaric acidemia type II. Can this condition be cured at present? If not, what kind of measures should we take to keep the child in good health?
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-Avoidance of fasting. Infants and young children with glutaric acidemia type II should eat frequent meals in order to prevent hypoglycemia and metabolic crises.
-A low-fat, low-protein, high-carbohydrate diet may be advised.
-Riboflavin, L-carnitine and glycine supplements may be needed. These supplements help the body create energy.
-Alert the child's doctor if they should become ill, as illness can trigger a metabolic crisis.
- Glutaric acidemia, type 2. STAR-G Genetic Fact Sheets For Parents. 2008; http://www.newbornscreening.info/Parents/fattyaciddisorders/GA2.html. Accessed 11/14/2011.