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A hereditary metabolic disorder transmitted as an autosomal recessive in humans in which large amounts of homogentisic acid (alkapton) are excreted in the urine due to a deficiency of homogentisic acid oxidase. Also spelled alcaptonuria.
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arthritis is a very rare disorder that can be potentially misdiagnosed with osteoarthritis in patients with joint pain and radiographic evidence of joint space narrowing.
specimen was obtained from a 65-year-old woman who underwent biologic aortic valve replacement and had been previously diagnosed for AKU-related secondary amyloidosis as SAA-amyloid had been detected in her cartilage and synovia [16, 20].