Author(s): Bhawan B. Bhende

Email(s): bhavibhende@gmail.com

DOI: 10.52711/2454-2660.2021.00084   

Address: Ms. Bhawan B. Bhende
Suretech College of Nursing, Nagpur.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 9,      Issue - 3,     Year - 2021


ABSTRACT:
Alkaptonuria (AKU) is a rare disorder of autosomal recessive inheritance. It is caused by a mutation in a gene that results in the accumulation of homogentisic acid (HGA). Characteristically, the excess HGA means sufferers pass dark urine, which upon standing turns black. This is a feature present from birth. Over time patients develop other manifestations of AKU, due to deposition of HGA in collagenous tissue namely ochronosis and ochronotic osteoarthropathy. Although this condition does not reduce life expectancy, it significantly affects quality of life. The natural history of this condition is becoming better understood, despite gaps in knowledge. Clinical assessment of the condition has also improved along with the development of a potentially disease-modifying therapy. Furthermore, recent developments in AKU research have led to new understanding of the disease, and further study of the AKU arthropathy has the potential to influence therapy in the management of osteoarthritis.


Cite this article:
Bhawan B. Bhende. Alka Ptonuria Disorder. International Journal of Nursing Education and Research. 2021; 9(3):364-6. doi: 10.52711/2454-2660.2021.00084

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Bhawan B. Bhende. Alka Ptonuria Disorder. International Journal of Nursing Education and Research. 2021; 9(3):364-6. doi: 10.52711/2454-2660.2021.00084   Available on: https://ijneronline.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2021-9-3-26


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