Glutaric acidemia type II
Other Names for this Disease
- GA 2
- Glutaric acidemia 2
- Glutaric acidemia type 2
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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.