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What are the symptoms of a urea cycle disorder (UCD)?

Symptoms of a urea cycle disorder (UCD) occur because of the buildup of ammonia in the brain. Symptoms of UCD include the following:

  • changes in behavior
  • feeling annoyed
  • difficulty concentrating
  • feeling confused
  • headaches
  • nausea and vomiting
  • trouble sleeping
  • feeling tired

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