Our adopted son was diagnosed with isovaleric acidemia at birth. This is an incurable disorder that can be managed with a low-protein diet and supplementation of essential amino acids with a special formula, manufactured only by Abbott Laboratories. Without thisRead more
Isovaleric acidemia (IVA) is a rare disorder in which the body is unable to process certain proteins properly. It is classified as an organic acid disorder, which is a condition that leads to an abnormal buildup of particular acids known as organic acids. Abnormal levels of organic acids in the blood (organic acidemia), urine (organic aciduria), and tissues can be toxic and can cause serious health problems.