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Today we’ll be covering Amino Acidopathies and Carbohydrate Disorders, going along with this month’s theme, Metabolic Disorders. If you haven’t listened to our podcast before, each week we have a case-based discussion about a medical topic to help you study for the pediatric medicine board exam. Episodes are released every weekend, and the case is then reviewed and reinforced on social media throughout the week.
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A five-day old infant presents to the emergency department via ambulance. The mother is extremely worried because her infant has had progressively worsening sleepiness and has been feeding poorly. She was unable to wake the infant from their nap today, so EMS was called. She feels like the infant’s arms and legs are stiffer than normal. On exam, you note that the infant is difficult to arouse and is hypertonic. You are removing their diaper to complete your assessment and note a sweet odor. Which of the following has a high serum concentration in this infant leading to their current symptoms?
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