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Phenylketonuria (PKU) is a genetic disorder in which the body can't process part of a protein called phenylalanine (Phe). Phe is in almost all foods. If the Phe level gets too high, it can damage the brain and cause severe intellectual disability. All babies born in U.S. hospitals must now have a screening test for PKU. This makes it easier to diagnose and treat the problem early.

The best treatment for PKU is a diet of low-protein foods. There are special formulas for newborns. For older children and adults, the diet includes many fruits and vegetables. It also includes some low-protein breads, pastas and cereals. Nutritional formulas provide the vitamins and minerals they can't get from their food.

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  1. Phenylketonuria (National Library of Medicine)  
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  2. Genetics Home Reference: Phenylketonuria From the National Institutes of Health (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... gov Research studies OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Phenylketonuria On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis ... names Glossary definitions Reviewed February 2012 What is phenylketonuria? Phenylketonuria (commonly known as PKU) is an inherited ...
  3. PKU; Neonatal phenylketonuria ... Phenylketonuria (PKU) is inherited, which means it is passed down through families. Both parents must pass on ...
  4. Learning about Phenylketonuria (PKU) From the National Institutes of Health (National Human Genome Research Institute)  
    ... Genetic Testing in the United States Learning About Phenylketonuria (PKU) What is phenylketonuria (PKU)? What are the ... on PKU Additional Resources for PKU What is phenylketonuria (PKU)? Phenylketonuria (PKU) is an inherited disorder of ...
  5. PKU (Phenylketonuria) in Your Baby (March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation)  
    ... page It's been added to your dashboard . PKU (Phenylketonuria) in your baby Phenylketonuria (also called PKU) is a condition in which ...
  6. What Are Common Treatments for Phenylketonuria (PKU)? From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)  
    ... Resources and Publications What are common treatments for phenylketonuria (PKU)? Skip sharing on social media links Share ... decreased blood phenylalanine levels. 6 PubMed Health. (2011). Phenylketonuria . Retrieved May 15, 2012, from http://www.ncbi. ...
  7. How Do Health Care Providers Diagnose Phenylketonuria (PKU)? From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)  
    ... and Publications How do health care providers diagnose phenylketonuria (PKU)? Skip sharing on social media links Share ... Services. [top] Baby's First Test. (n.d.). Classic phenylketonuria . Retrieved May 15, 2012, from http://www.babysfirsttest. ...
  8. Phenylketonuria (PKU) From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)  
    ... NICHD Research Information Clinical Trials Resources and Publications Phenylketonuria (PKU): Condition Information Skip sharing on social media links Share this: Page Content Phenylketonuria (pronounced fen-l-kee-toh-NOOR-ee-uh ), ...
  9. What Are Common Symptoms of Phenylketonuria (PKU)? From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)  
    ... Resources and Publications What are common symptoms of phenylketonuria (PKU)? Skip sharing on social media links Share ... a person's coloring 1 Genetics Home Reference. (2012). Phenylketonuria . Retrieved June 22, 2012, from http://ghr.nlm. ...
  10. ClinicalTrials.gov: Phenylketonurias From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
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