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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in 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

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in 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 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. E. Regina Widman
45 years experience in 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 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience in 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
A male asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience in 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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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Easy: Every newbnorn is tested for this in a state lab in the U.S.. If this was not reported at birth the person does not have pku.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Nental retrardation: All infants in the U.S. Are tested for this at birth.The only way to prevent menat retardation is by special diet.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
43 years experience in Pediatrics
Genetic disorder: It is a congenital deficiency of an enzyme which digests a protein in milk causing a build-up of a substance that causes brain damage in infants. This ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Depends on treatment: The outcome is expected to be very good if the diet is closely followed, starting shortly after the child's birth. If treatment is delayed or the cond ... Read More

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