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HCU Network Australia


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Classical Homocystinuria (HCU) is a rare genetic disorder present from birth. In HCU, the body is unable to break down an amino acid called methionine. This causes a build up of methionine and another amino acid called homocysteine which affects the eyes, brain, bones and blood vessels and can cause serious health problems when untreated.