A Two Alkaptonuria Case Diagnosed at Elderly Patient

Beyazal Polat H., Ayaz T.

DAHUDER Medical Journal, vol.1, no.1, pp.22-24, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Case Report
  • Volume: 1 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Journal Name: DAHUDER Medical Journal
  • Page Numbers: pp.22-24
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


Alkaptonuria is a rare autosomal recessive metabolic disease due to a deficiency of e the homogentisic acid oxidase enzyme. We report two cases with advanced age. Our aim is to draw attention to the fact that alkaptonuria should suggestions for clarity in every patient who shows clinical features regardless of age. We diagnosed two patients, 61 and 69 years old, with alkaptonuria. Alkaptonuria is a rare disease that presents with multisystemic manifestation. While early detection of the clinical signs of the disease provides early diagnosis, appropriate treatment can significantly increase the quality of life.