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The NCIMD

The National Centre for Inherited Metabolic Disorders (NCIMD) is the Irish referral centre for children with metabolic genetic disorders. We diagnose and care for families affected by metabolic disorders using a holistic and family-centred approach. We have a multidisciplinary team at NCIMD with extensive experience in the acute and long-term management of metabolic disorders.  

Metabolism is the process by which your body makes and utilises energy. Chemicals in the body break down proteins, fats and carbohydrates from foods into sugars and acids, which are the body’s ‘fuel’. A metabolic disorder occurs when abnormal chemical reactions in your body disrupt this process.  When this happens, you might have too much of some substances or too little of other ones that you need to stay healthy and the symptoms vary from one condition to another. There are over 500 known metabolic disorders.  

Metabolic Conditions

home-info Methylmalonic Acidaemia (MMA) also known as methylmalonic aciduria is a rare life-threatening genetic disorder present from birth.  More

Patient & Family News

In a welcome development for patients with PKU, we have been informed by BioMarin that they have received communication from the Corporate Pharmaceutical Unit in the HSE that Kuvan (Sapropterin) will be reimbursed from July 1st, 2019 under the High Tech Scheme. We will post more information as we receive it.

Healthcare Professionals News

We are pleased to announce that the Spring Conference of the Irish Society for Inherited Metabolic Disorders (ISIMD) will be held on Friday, April 12th, 2019 in the Pillar Room of the Rotunda Hospital, Dublin. Read More