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What are the treatment options for inherited metabolic disorders?

Treatment for inherited metabolic disorders depends on several factors, including the type and severity of the disorder and the overall health and condition of the patient. In many cases, a special diet and vitamins can control the disorder, as can medications, surgery, and other therapies. For certain metabolic disorders, a bone marrow transplant may be able to slow or stop the disease.

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