Is a rare disorder that causes an amino acid called (nutrients) to build up in your body.
PKU is caused by mutations in the gene that helps make nutrients on the body
STATISTICS - In the United States, PKU occurs in 1 in 10 thousand to 15 thousand newborns.
CHARACTERISTICS AND SYMPTOMS -
Symptoms: Behavioral, emotional and social problems,May include seizures, Poor bone strength, Skin rashes, Abnormally small head
How is it detected? Blood test from baby’s heel done 1-2 days after birth can detect PKU.
BIRTH DEFECT FOR PKU-
It is before, The baby’s body is unable to break down nutrients the baby needs. The Most common birth defect of a baby born with PKU having brain damage.
TREATMENT FOR THE BIRTH DEFECT?
Taking a PKU formula.A special nutritional supplement for life to make sure you get enough essential protein and nutrients that are crucial for growth and general health
IS THERE A CUR FOR HAVING PKU
Right now there is no cure for pku, but you can control it with special diet made for people who have PKU. Which foods to avoid
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