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Glycine encephalopathy


Other Names for this Disease

  • Glycine synthase deficiency
  • Hyperglycinemia nonketotic
  • Nonketotic hyperglycinemia
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  • My granddaughter has just been diagnosed with glycine encephalopathy. She is 3 months old. All the articles we have read are very complicated. What is glycine encephalopathy about? What treatment is there and what are her survival chances? Click here for answer

  • Is it necessary to restrict protein intake in children that have this disorder? If so, what are the risks if protein intake is not restricted? Click here for answer

  • My son has NKH and is my first born child. What is the chance my next child will have NKH if he has a different father? Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • Glycine synthase deficiency
  • Hyperglycinemia nonketotic
  • Nonketotic hyperglycinemia
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.