Inherited metabolic diseases (adult)

Genetic, inherited disorders of the metabolism

About inherited metabolic diseases

DNA helixInherited metabolic disease (IMD) is a genetic, inherited disorder of the metabolism. It can lead to a dangerous imbalance of chemicals in the body. Ultimately it can result in organ damage and disabilities.

Our service

We are the regional IMD service for south London and one of the main IMD centres in the UK.

We have close links with all of the clinical services at Guy’s and St Thomas’, in particular the genetics department, as well as King's College Hospital.

These pages provides information about the adult IMD clinics. For more about our children's service, please see the Evelina London Children's Hospital website.