Glutaric Acidemia, Type I (GA-1)


Glutaric acidemia, type I (GA-1) is an inherited condition in which the body is unable to break down certain proteins properly. It is an organic acid condition because GA1 can lead to a harmful amount of organic acids and toxins in the body. If the condition is left untreated, it can cause brain defects or even death. If GA1 is identified early in life and proper treatment including dietary treatment is begun, children with GA1 can often lead healthy lives.

This condition is also known as: glutaryl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency, dicarboxylic aminoaciduria, glutarate-aspartate transport defect, glutaric aciduria type I.

For more information about Glutaric acidemia type I, visit Baby's First Test: Glutaric acidemia type I and Screening, Technology, and Research in Genetics (STAR-G): Glutaric acidemia, type 1. Please see Medically Prescribed Formula for information about medically prescribed formula and pharmacologic interventions for inborn errors of metabolism. Visit Board Certified Metabolic Providers (PDF: 2 pages/204KB) for a listing of medical specialists and clinic contact information.