School Absences & Fatigue
What you need to know
Children with UCDs need to avoid illnesses, and may need to stay home when other students are ill. If a student with a UCD gets a virus, he or she may need to stay home and take extra precautions to get well. If a student experiences a hyperammonemic episode, they will need to be hospitalized for one or more weeks.
For all these reasons, a child with a UCD may be absent from school frequently or for extended periods of time.