WHAT IS NON KETOTIC HYPERGLYCINEMIA, NKH?
NKH is an extremely rare, metabolic disorder caused by a mutation in a child’s DNA. The mutation/s cause the system that facilitates glycine breakdown, and utilization, to become incompetent.
Children with the severe form of NKH, comprising close to 85% of diagnosed,
often live days/weeks after birth.
Children live with severe seizure disorders, and a very poor prognosis.