By Sierra waters


It is a condition it is which your body can't break down an amino acid it builds up in and causes health problems.


It is caused by mutation in there gene that it helps make anzyme that is called phenylalanine hydrovylase.

Baby's born with PKU in the United States.

In the United States there are about 1 in 10,000 to 15,000 babies are born with PKU each year

Developmentally they will show.

Delayed development failure to thrive,short stature, and slow growth.

cognitive it shows intellectual disability or slowness in activity and there are a lot of common atopic dermatitis and body odor and loss of skin color and seizures and uvine odor.


PKU can brbfound in a blood text all states are require a pku screening text for all new borns the text is done by taking a few drops of blood from the baby before it is able to leave the hospital.

Birth defect detected

The blood text is taken from the baby's heel a little bit after birth.

Long term effects

Medication, low proteins diet there is a formula they have to drink.


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