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09 Feb 2003

phenylketonurea
Please explain the symptoms of Phenylketonurea, and can this disease be developed by adults? How is it treated, and can it be prevented?
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01 Jan 0001

Sue, phenylketonuria is an inborn error of metabolism. The symptoms present in early infancy as lethargia and poor feeding. If left untreated it can lead to serious neurological damage. Treatment consists of limiting phenylalanine intake and giving special foods.
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