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New screening saves baby

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

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Doctor says baby could have died if MSUD treatment was delayed

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

Dr Anupam Chakrapani has told ITV News Central that five-month-old Habul Khatoom could have died if the treatment was delayed by even a couple of days.

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

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