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What conditions are inherited metabolic disorders often mistaken for?

Because there are thousands of inherited metabolic disorders and the symptoms resemble that of many other conditions, diagnosis can be difficult. While doctors do test for many inherited metabolic disorders during routine screenings right after a baby is born, some diagnoses do not happen until much later. Symptoms of inherited metabolic disorders include developmental disabilities, brain damage, birth defects, seizures, and physical disabilities. In some cases, children with these symptoms are diagnosed with autism, cerebral palsy, or another disorder by mistake.

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