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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Phenylketonuria, or PKU, is an autosomal recessive metabolic genetic disorder characterized by a mutation in the gene for the hepatic enzyme phenylalanine hydroxylase, rendering it nonfunctional. This enzyme is necessary to metabolize the amino acid phenylalanine to the amino acid tyrosine. When PAH activity is reduced, phenylalanine accumulates and is converted into phenylpyruvate. Untreated PKU can lead to mental retardation, seizures, and other serious medical problems. The mainstream treatment for classic PKU patients is a strict PHE-restricted diet supplemented by a medical formula containing amino acids and other nutrients. Learn more about the Haemophilia, its causes and management in this book.

Product Specifications
SKU :COC30544
AuthorLydia D. Thomson-Smith
Number of Pages128
Publishing Year11/30/2012
Edition1 st
Book TypeMedicine
Country of ManufactureIndia
Product BrandFastBook Publishing
Product Packaging InfoBox
In The Box1 Piece
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