What is Maple Syrup Urine Disease?

A Birmingham baby who could have died from a rare metabolic disease has been saved by a pioneering UK screening project. But what is MSUD?

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Birmingham baby saved by pioneering UK screening project

Five-month-old Habul Khatoom could have died from a rare metabolic disease Credit: ITV News Central

A baby from Birmingham who could have died from a rare metabolic disease has been saved by a pioneering UK screening project.

Five-month-old Habul Khatoom was found to have Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD) after a blood test at Birmingham Children's Hospital six days after she was born.

Habul's mum, Fahmeeda, wants to encourage other families to have the testing.

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