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Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
No: This is a requirement to maitain health. Elevated levels cause harm at any age.

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott McLean
35 years experience Clinical Genetics
Vegetables are OK: Phenylketonuria is treated with a low phenylalanine diet, which means most proteins are verbotten. But people with pku need expert guidance from a met ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Although the guidance 30 years ago often loosened strict dietary restrictions as early as 5-6yr, later work has shown the negative effects of this on ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
52 years experience Endocrinology
Essential amino acid: We can not make our own phenylalanine so there must be some in our diet. In general, the idea is to consume only the amount of phenylalanine that's ne ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Phenylketonuria: It is an inherited metabolic disorder which if left untreated causes mental retardation in affected children. All states have programs to screen newb ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
Recessive: This means that the abnormal gene has to come from both parents who each have a single gene that makes them a genetic "carrier". This is more likely t ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Mental retardation: Infants with the condition often have lighter skin, hair, and eyes than siblings other symptoms may include: delayed mental and social skills, head s ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. E. Regina Widman
46 years experience Family Medicine
No, genetic disorder: Phenylketonuria is a genetic disorder and all babies born in the United States are screened for this at birth. the body can't process part of a protei ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
No: PKU is a genetic disease that you are born with. Newborn screening helps to diagnose this disease and guides the treatment. Having it diagnosed later ... Read More
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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
38 years experience Pediatrics
Phenylketonuria-PKU: "Classical PKU affects between 1 in 10,000 and 1 in 20,000 depending on the country of origin. The incidence varies widely in different human populati ... Read More
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