What Are Inborn Errors of Metabolism?


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Which of the following statements is TRUE concerning Inborn Errors of Metabolism?

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1. Most IEMs have autosomal recessive modes of inheritance. What does this mean?

2. Which of the following inborn errors of metabolism that can cause mental retardation if not treated early?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combination will help you test your knowledge of Inborn Errors of Metabolism. Assessment items will cover different IEMs and other information from the lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on the following:

  • Autosomal recessive modes of inheritance
  • Inborn Errors of Metabolism that can cause mental retardation
  • PKU

Skills Practiced

Practiced skills include:

  • Information Recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the symptoms of Inborn Errors of Metabolism
  • Reading Comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on metabolism
  • Interpreting Information - verify that you can read information regarding common characteristics seen in Inborn Errors of Metabolism

Additional Learning

Review the lesson What Are Inborn Errors of Metabolism (IEMs) to learn about the errors in metabolism. Objectives covered include:

  • Know why it is difficult to diagnose IEMs
  • Review the names of IEMs
  • Understand the onset of the various IEMs