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3 Possible Causes for Self Mutilation if Left Untreated

  • Classical Phenylketonuria

    Abstract Indirect measurements have previously suggested that patients with classical phenylketonuria (PKU) do not convert significant amounts of phenylalanine to tyrosine. Low-dose continuous infusion techniques employing [2H5]phenylalanine and [2H2]tyrosine were used to quantitate in vivo phenylalanine[…][]

  • Dissociative Identity Disorder

    Left untreated, DID can last a lifetime. Treatment for the disorder consists primarily of individual psychotherapy.[] The degree of impairment ranges from mild to severe, and complications may include suicide attempts, self-mutilation, violence, or drug abuse.[]

  • Ornithine Transcarbamylase Deficiency

    If left untreated a hyperammonemic episode may progress to coma and life-threatening complications. OTC deficiency may not become apparent until adulthood.[] Additional symptoms may include confusion or delirium, hyperactivity, self-mutilation such as biting oneself, and an impaired ability to coordinate voluntary movements (ataxia[]

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