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on 7 April 2016

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Transcript of PKU

What is PKU?
PKU is a very rare genetic disorder in which the body cannot properly break down protiens
Can PKU be treated or cured?
There are no cures for PKU yet, but you can help some symptoms by eating a low protien diet.
Can you have children if you have PKU?

Yes, but there is a 50%chance that they may have it
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What is the effected population of PKU?

1 in every 10,000-15,000 humans are born with PKU
What are some other names for PKU?
Deficiency disease
phenylalanine hydroxylase
Folling disease
Phenylalanine hydroxylase deficiency disease
PAH deficiency
Is there any prenatal testing for PKU?
Yes, there are prenatal tests for PKU
PKU is a sex linked genetic disorder. It occurs when there is a mutation in Chromosome 12
How is PKU inherited?
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