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Over time what happens to the person with pku?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: 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 condition remains untreated, brain damage will occur. School functioning may be mildly impaired. If proteins containing phenylalanine are not avoided, pku can lead to intellectual disability by the end of the first year of life. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/.

In brief: 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 condition remains untreated, brain damage will occur. School functioning may be mildly impaired. If proteins containing phenylalanine are not avoided, pku can lead to intellectual disability by the end of the first year of life. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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