MSUD Is A Rare Disease
MSUD is a rare disease, affecting an estimated 1 in 185,000 infants worldwide. The condition gets its name from the distinctive sweet odor of urine and earwax in affected infants. If untreated, MSUD can lead to developmental delays, seizures, coma, and death.
A strict diet and careful medical monitoring is essential throughout the lifespan. Foods that have high protein content (most meats, dairy and fish products) must be avoided.