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Phenylketonuria

Phenylketonuria

Medical June 25, 2012

Phenylketonuria, more commonly referred to as PKU , is an inherited metabolic disorder. In the US at least 1 out of every 25,000newborns are born with PKU. This condition occurs in all ethnic groups, however it is more prevelant in people of Northern European and Native American descent…

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Metabolic disorders and syndromes

Metabolic disorders are conditions in which the metabolic process in our body is malfunctioning. These disorders are classifed as either inherited metabolic disorders, like Tay-sach’s or PKU or metabolic syndromes, like type II diabetes, that occur because of damage to or disease of certain organs like the liver or pancreas…

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