Our food contain carbohydrate, proteins and fat. After digestion of food, liver metabolizes and convert this material for growth and development of our body. This process require various specific enzymes which is present in liver. Metabolic liver disorders are certain disorders of specific enzyme deficiency which manifest at any age with different signs and symptoms.
If your child is having any symptoms like low blood sugars, jaundice, persistent vomiting, kidney failure, liver failure, fits, developmental delay, behavioral changes immediately consultation is required as it may process towards coma & death.
Diagnosis of such disease requires specific investigation tests. Few metabolic liver disease are managed with dietetic changes, few with enzyme replacement therapy and few require liver transplantation as the only treatment.