All about a childhood condition

What is phenylketonuria

PKU is a very rare condition in witch a baby is born without the ability to properly break down an amino acid called phenylketonuria.

Some information about phenylketonuria

In the united states as of right now PKU occurs in 1 in 10,000 to 1 in 15,000 newborn babies.

the disease is from the absence of a single enzyme (phenylalanine hydroxylase)

if you have this condition you can not eat high protein foods.

the diet that they have can be stopped around the age of 6-10 years.

you ca only inherit this from your mother or father.