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what are symptoms of pku?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 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 size significantly below normal, hyperactivity, jerking movements of the arms or legs, mental retardation, seizures, skin rashes, tremors, unusual positioning of hands. For additional information consult: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh000.
Answered on Dec 20, 2012
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
It is checked on newborn screening in all states. Dietary management prevebts Intellectual Disability.
Nov 17, 2012
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
It is checked on newborn screening in all states. Dietary management prevebts Intellectual Disability.
Nov 17, 2012

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