Phenylketonuria (PKU)

Abby Wendlandt

What is Phenylketonuria?

  • Not curable metabolic disorder
  • Amino Acid builds up in the body
  • Defect in gene that helps create enzymes to break down phenylalanine
  • If treated immediately highly controllable with diets and supplements

Work Cited

Websites Used

  • "Phenylketonuria (PKU) in Children." Phenylketonuria (PKU) | Boston Children's Hospital. Harvard Medical School, n.d. Web. 13 Oct. 2015.
  • "Phenylketonuria (PKU)." - Mayo Clinic. Mayo Clinic Staff, n.d. Web. 13 Oct. 2015.