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Other Names for this Disorder

  • AKU

  •  Alcaptonuria

  •  Ochronosis, hereditary

  •  Alkaptonuric ochronosis

  • Homogentisic acid oxidase deficiency

  • Homogentisic acidura 

Similar and Co-occurring Disorders 

  • ochronosis

  • inherited metabolic disorder

  • exogenous ochronosis

  • polycystic kidney disease

  • joint disorders

  • arthropathy

  • renal cell carcinoma, nonpapillary

  • arthritis

  • aortic valve disease 2

  • central neurocytoma

Symptoms and Linked Genes

  • Black urine

  • Dark pigment in cartilage and skin

  • Arthritis of spine and larger joints

  • Heart problems

  • Kidney stones

  • Prostate Stones 

  • Associated Genes:

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