Presentation October 16th 2018

Idario Santos - Sweet Odyssey

Abstract

It took more than a month to properly diagnose our second son, Artur Bucar Santos. The odyssey started in 2002 in a poor region in Brazil and ends in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the Northeast of the United States. In August 2005, my son Artur was the first Brazilian cured from Maple Syrup Urine Disease, or MSUD for short. Unlike most stories of children born with a rare disease in Brazil, ours ends with a happy ending.

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