Homocystinuria

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What is homocystinuria?

Homocystinuria is an inherited disorder that affects the metabolism of the amino acid methionine. Excess homocystine may lead to clot formation, dislocation of the lens in the eye and skeletal abnormalities.

Common symptoms reported by people with homocystinuria

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with homocystinuria

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(NatureMade Vitamin B12)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(High Potency Vitamin B Complex)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)

Data from patients with homocystinuria, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with homocystinuria

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(NatureMade Vitamin B12)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(High Potency Vitamin B Complex)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
fatigue (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with homocystinuria, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has homocystinuria on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 2
30s 0
40s 2
50s 5
60s 0
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 2
Female 8

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 7
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from homocystinuria patients who have completed their condition history
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