Sarcosinemia

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Definition

Sarcosinemia is a condition in which the concentration of sarcosine in the blood plasma and urine are abnormally elevated. Sarcosine is a type of amino acid found in muscles and other body tissues.

Symptoms and Signs

Sarcosinemia is a relatively benign condition, and affected patients are frequently asymptomatic.

Causes

Sarcosinemia can develop as a consequence of genetic mutations of sarcosine metabolism. Folate deficiency has also been identified as a possible cause, particularly because folate is required to convert sarcosine to glycine.

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