What is Sarcosinemia?

A rare inborn error of metabolism characterized by increased concentrations of sarcosine in plasma and urine due to sarcosine dehydrogenase deficiency. The condition is considered benign and not associated with any specific clinical phenotype. Mode of inheritance is autosomal recessive.

Other condition names

  • Sarcosine dehydrogenase complex deficiency

Inheritance type

Autosomal recessive


  • Worldwide: 1-9 in 100,000

Age of Onset

  • All ages
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