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Why can't galactosemia be treated with enzyme replacement therapy?

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Dr. Melissa Gowans answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

replace the missing ones. There are 3 subtypes of galactosemia, each affected by a deficiency of a different enzyme. Just because we know which enzymes, doesn't mean that science has successfully created replacement enzymes to treat the illness- or that they are even trying. Maybe someday there will be the option of enzyme replacement, but given how rare the condition is it is not likely.

Answered Nov 4, 2018

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