Some of the more common cases of inborn errors of metabolism include

Many of the children with metabolic disorders require care in distant clinics that specialize in ongoing treatment of their conditions. This requirement results in absence from child care and school, family stress over the cost of travel, missed work days, and the possibility of bad news from the ongoing assessments done to manage the care of these children. Opportunities to keep up with their same-age peers while undergoing their necessary medical care can help.

National Organization for Rare Disorders:, 1-800-999-NORD (1-800-999-6673)

Source: Managing Chronic Health Needs in Child Care and Schools: A Quick Reference Guide.

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