Homocarnosinosis

Overview

Type of disease: Rare conditions

Homocarnosinosis is a metabolic disorder that changes the way the body would normally have chemical reactions. It is not considered to be hereditary (passed down from parents to children) however, there was a case with one family that appeared to be passed down.

Homocarnosinosis occurs when there are high levels of homocarsine, which is a dipeptide (a part that makes up proteins) in the brain or brain/spinal fluids. This disorder often includes the inability to properly use the legs, deterioration of cells in the eyes, and mental deficiency.

Food restrictions may help treat or improve the symptoms of homocarnosinosis. If you or a family member has been diagnosed with homocarnosinosis, talk with your doctor about the most current treatment options as well as signs that you may need immediate medical attention. If you or a family member has been diagnosed with homocarnosinosis, talk with your doctor about the most current treatment options as well as signs that you may need immediate medical attention.

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