The Metabolic Clinic, a joint effort of the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital, offers optimal care, follow-up and diagnosis to patients with inherited diseases that deal with defects of inborn errors of metabolism.
The clinic is staffed by board-certified medical geneticists. This clinic functions with input from the nutritionist to assist patients with proper diet management as it pertains to their disorder. Continual management of diet as well as monitoring of patient's metabolites is an essential component of this clinic. Additionally, this clinic is diligent in the ongoing counseling of patients and their families in regards to the genetic diagnosis.
Following is a list of genetic conditions evaluated in the clinic:
Congenital Lactic Acidosis
Fatty Acid Metabolism, Inborn error of (unknown)
Glycogen Storage Disease
Hyperphenylalaninemias: Biopterin Deficiency; Hyperphe; Phenylketonuria (PKU); Maternal PKU Syndrome
Maple Syrup Urine Disease
Urea Cycle Disorders: Argininemia; Argininosuccinic Aciduria; Citrullinemia; Ornithine Transcarbamylase Deficiency (OTC)
Organic Aciduria: Branched Chain Organic Aciduria; Methylmalonic Acidemia; Malonyl-CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency; Propionic Aciduria; Straight-Chain Organic Aciduria (MCAD, SCAD, Glutaric Aciduria); Unknown Disorders
William J. Craigen, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics
Kerri Lamance, R.N., B.S.N.
Liz Bernica, R.N., B.S.N.