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What is the treatment for pku?

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Dr. Scott Hamstra
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Prevention

For classic genetic autosomal recessive pku detected through newborn screening, the treatment is prevention by restricting dietary intake of phenylalanine for infants beginning in first week of life.
Affected women also follow same diet restriction before/during pregnancy to protect the next embryo/fetus. Amino acid supplements also recommended, especially true in the bh4 deficiency varient.

In brief: Prevention

For classic genetic autosomal recessive pku detected through newborn screening, the treatment is prevention by restricting dietary intake of phenylalanine for infants beginning in first week of life.
Affected women also follow same diet restriction before/during pregnancy to protect the next embryo/fetus. Amino acid supplements also recommended, especially true in the bh4 deficiency varient.
Dr. Scott Hamstra
Dr. Scott Hamstra
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Diet

A diet low in phenylalanine.
You should consult a nutitionist well versed with the this diet. The treatment is very essential in childhood and during pregnancy.

In brief: Diet

A diet low in phenylalanine.
You should consult a nutitionist well versed with the this diet. The treatment is very essential in childhood and during pregnancy.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Diet

Avoidance of all foods containing phenylalanine.

In brief: Diet

Avoidance of all foods containing phenylalanine.
Dr. Christopher Abel
Dr. Christopher Abel
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