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Does anyone know the percent of the u.s. population affected with phenylketonuria (pku)?

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Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics 61 years experience
1 in 15000: Pku is found at a rate of 1 in 15000 in us. It is less common in asian-americans and african-americans. There are milder forms of pku with less severe symptoms.
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Dr. James Isobe
Phlebology 56 years experience
1 in 15,000: Varies according to country. Usa 1 in 15, 000, finland and japan lowest with 1 in 100, 000, and 1 in 120, 00 births respectively. Caucasians 1 in 10, 000.
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