I spoke to my nurse this morning about my Phenylketonuria

I have suffered all my life from PKU, and have had mental illness all this time when it could have been easily treated by following the special diet.


Did they test you for PKU?


I studied your disease on my biochemistry class! Good luck with your new diet :wink:

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What is pku. 151515

It’s a rare genetic disorder in which the amount of phenylalanine hydroxylase in the body is inadequate to breakdown the amino acid phenylalanine which, if left untreated, causes mental retardation.

All babies are tested today to identify this problem, as it can be treated with a diet low in phenylalanine.


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