Does your baby's urine smell of maple syrup?
If so, you should seek medical attention.
Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD) is an
extremely rare inherited metabolic disorder characterized by a distinctive sweet
odor of the urine and sweat. It is a serious disorder that, unless treated
promptly and correctly, can be life threatening. Therapy must be started at the
earliest possible age to achieve the best results. MSUD is manageable, just as
diabetes is manageable, but care and attention must be given to diet and to the
treatment of even minor illnesses.
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