HGAOHomogentisic Acid Oxidase
HGAOHamburgische Gesellschaft Ambulantes Operieren (Germany: Hamburg Business Outpatient Surgery; Hamburg, Germany)
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Ochronosis (alkaptonuria) or black urine disease is an autosomal recessive metabolic disease and occurs due to homogentisic acid oxidase (HGAO) enzyme deficiency.
Endogenous ochronosis (alkaptonuria) is an autosomal recessive hereditary disorder characterized by HGAO enzyme deficiency, which results in binding of HGA to various tissues.
Alkaptonuria is where a person does not have enough of an enzyme called Hgao and toxic black deposits of acid build up in the joint cartilage and skin,causing permanent damage.