In classic PKU, phenylketonuria is caused by the mutation of a gene involved in phenylalanine metabolism

Published Jul 21 


Anjali Pawar
By Anjali Pawar

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In classic PKU, phenylketonuria is caused by the mutation of a gene involved in phenylalanine metabolism


One of the inherited metabolic disorders that raises the quantity of the amino acid phenylalanine in the blood is Phenylketonuria Treatment. Epilepsy, psychological illnesses, as well as several other untreated disorders, can result from high blood levels of phenylalanine. Although there is no known treatment for PKU, it is possible to avoid the causes of intellectual disability and other health issues by using PKU medication. Treatment for PKU involves adhering to a correct PKU diet that restricts phenylalanine-containing foods.


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