Within weeks we received a letter informing us that our precious new bundle had Biotinidase Deficiency. Our hearts dropped as we read an informational pamphlet describing what the deficiency is and what problems it can cause if untreated.
What is Biotinidase Deficiency?
A condition that causes the body to have trouble using biotin, an important vitamin the body needs. Biotin is found in many foods. However, a person with Biotinidase Deficiency needs more biotin than the amount eaten in the normal diet.
What problems can Biotinidase Deficiency cause?
Untreated Biotinidase Deficiency can cause seizures, low muscle tone, hearing loss, eye problems, hair loss, skin rashes, and possibly coma or death.
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