Carnitine Deficiency

A deficiency of carnitine is caused by the insufficient supply of carnitine or the inability of the organism to metabolize the amino acid. Carnitine deficiency causes a number of heterogeneous disorders. Due to a weakening of the muscular metabolism myopathy, hypoglycemia or cardiomyopathy occur. Infants have a hypoglycemic, hypoketotic encephalopathy usually. For the treatment of deficiency state l-carnitine is usually fed nutritionally. (See also Overview of malnutrition.) A deficiency of…

September 3, 2018