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What causes galactosemia in young women?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Missing enzyme: Gene defects can be passed from unaffected parents to their kids if it takes 2 pieces, one from each parent, for the mistake to cause symptoms.In galactosemia, the gene pair responsible for making galactose is defective, so it is not made = causes galactose to build up in the kid = galactose-emia (galactose in the blood).

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