Methylmalonic Aciduria and Propionic Aciduria are hereditary metabolic diseases related to the metabolism of some amino acids.
Amino acids are the constituent units of proteins and are therefore taken daily as part of one’s diet. Individuals with Methylmalonic or Propionic Aciduria should follow a diet free from the amino acids involved in the pathology (methionine, threonine and valine) and should also take a reduced amount of the amino acid isoleucine.
Given the impossibility of excluding these amino acids from natural proteins, the patient should, in general, follow a protein-free diet, supplemented with adequate protein substitutes (not containing methionine, threonine and valine and with a low content of isoleucine). The treatment is, however, customized according to the individual patient’s protein needs.
PIAM, always attentive to the problems related to rare or low-prevalence diseases, offers a diversified range of specific protein substitutes for the proper nutritional management of patients affected by Methylmalonic or Propionic Aciduria, providing tailor-made solutions for all ages, from infancy to adulthood.