Phenylketonuria (PKU)

Human Develpoment - Instructor: Mrs. Whitley


PKU is a rare condition in which a baby is born without the ability to properly break down an amino acid called phenylalanine. Since their body can not break down the amino acid there is a build up of it, and too much can cause serious health problems.

Works Cited

Staff, Mayo Clinic. "Definition." Mayo Clinic. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 17 Nov. 2011. Web. 29 Oct. 2013

"Phenylketonuria: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia." U.S National Library of Medicine. U.S. National Library of Medicine, n.d. Web. 31 Oct. 2013.