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Clin Chim Acta. 1980 Apr 11;103(1):33-7.

Medium-chain triglyceride medication as a pitfall in the diagnosis of non-ketotic C6-C10-dicarboxylic acidurias.


Four children and one adult who received medium-chain triglycerides of C6-C10 chain length excreted substantial amounts of C6-C10-dicarboxylic acids in the urine. It has become increasingly common to treat children suspected of malabsorption with preparations containing medium-chain triglycerides, and attention is drawn to the danger of confusing the dicarboxylic aciduria seen in these children, with that seen in metabolic defects due to a possible failure in the beta-oxidation of fatty acids.

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