Dr. Sheela Nampoothiri traveled to Ohio this past June to attend the MSUD Symposium. She was interested in
learning more about diagnosis and treatment in the US. In India, MSUD is difficult to treat. While they do have an amino
acid analyzer, it uses high pressure liquid chromatography, not the more accurate tandem mass spectrometry. When
needed, filter paper samples are sent abroad.

India does not screen newborns for MSUD, nor do they have metabolic formulas to treat inborn errors of metabolism. They
have not been able to overcome the hurdles of customs clearance and cost, which must be born by the patient. BCAA free
TPN is also not available.

Updates To Nutrition Management Guidelines

The Nutrition Management Guideline for MSUD was first published in 2014. Since that time, there have been reports of new research and experiences that have prompted updates of the guideline.

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In The Professional Journals

A Patient with MSUD: Acute Management with Sodium Phenylacetate/Sodium Benzoate and Sodium Phenylbutyrate

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Our Story

On April 23 2015, our precious firstborn son Eliyahu Tuvia was born in Jacksonville, FL. All seemed well and we took our bundle of joy home.

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Galen Carrington Classic MSUD age 27

Galen Carrington is a 27 year old Indiana resident who has classic MSUD. He underwent liver transplantation 5 years ago at Children’s Hospital

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Indigo Charlie Mays - Variant MSUD Age 4

Meet our girl Indigo Charlie Mays. After a smooth pregnancy and delivery, she was born on July 21st, 2013 in Seattle, WA.

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I want to help out, but I don’t know how

Have you ever wanted to help out the MSUD Family Support Group but were unsure about how to contribute? The MSUD Family Support Group is actively looking for volunteers to assist with advocacy and fundraising efforts.

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A Child's Life

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