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Phenylketonuria: what's the morbidity and mortality of people who have the disease?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology

In brief: Slightly subnormal.

The lifespan and quality of life are slightly subnormal withy present treatment.
Patients who are diagnosed early and maintain a strict diet can live a normal life span with normal mental development. However, recent research seems to show that neurocognitive, psychosocial, quality of life, growth, nutrition, bone pathology are slightly suboptimal.

In brief: Slightly subnormal.

The lifespan and quality of life are slightly subnormal withy present treatment.
Patients who are diagnosed early and maintain a strict diet can live a normal life span with normal mental development. However, recent research seems to show that neurocognitive, psychosocial, quality of life, growth, nutrition, bone pathology are slightly suboptimal.
Dr. Joseph Woods
Dr. Joseph Woods
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