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Mar 31, 2014

Propionic Acidemia Awareness Wristbands

Use Personalized Wristbands for Propionic Acidemia Awareness

It’s a parent’s worst nightmare come true when their seemingly healthy newborn baby is diagnosed with a serious illness. That’s what happens in about 1 in 50,000 live births in the United States when a baby is diagnosed with Propionic Acidemia. More research needs to be done to treat babies and children with Propionic Acidemia. Custom wristbands can help with awareness efforts, fundraising, and support.

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Why Promote Propionic Acidemia Awareness?

Because Propionic Acidemia (PA) is relatively rare, funding for effective treatments is lacking. Here are some important facts about Propionic Acidemia from the Propionic Acidemia Foundation:

  • Propionic Acidemia (PA) is a rare disorder that is inherited from both parents.  Neither parent shows symptoms, but both carry a defective gene responsible for this disorder.  It takes two faulty genes to cause PA.
  • Individuals with PA cannot break down parts of protein and some types of fat due to either a missing or a non-functioning enzyme called PCC. This inability causes a build-up of harmful substances which can cause damage to the person’s heart, liver, brain, and bones.
  • Symptoms will present themselves within days of birth (acute onset) or later in childhood (late onset) depending on the severity of the disorder.
  • Dietary restriction of total protein, the four offending amino acids (valine, isoleucine, methionine and threonine), and odd-chained fats is the treatment, given through a feeding tube. Although some PA children learn to eat, most require gastronomy tube feedings since they have little to no appetite and food aversions.

Create Your Own Propionic Acidemia Awareness Bracelets

Amazing Wristbands is a leading provider of customized silicone bracelets available online, including Propionic Acidemia awareness wristbands. When you customize your bands with our online tool you can:

  • Write your own custom message.
  • Add glitter for special effect.
  • Add a glow-in-the-dark effect. (Perfect for night-time events!)
  • Add custom artwork, or select clipart from our extensive library.

At AmazingWristbands.com, we sell only 100% latex-free, non-allergenic products. Many of our styles have no minimums and can be delivered within a few days. Use our online builder to create your wristband, or give us a call if you need help. We offer free shipping, free artwork, free design, and free color matching.

Last modified on: December 30th, 2016