What is PKU?
How do you get it?
Infants with the condition may have lighter skin, hair, and eyes than their brothers or sisters without the disease.
Since PKU is so rare, why do we screen every newborn for this disease? Because if a newborn is diagnosed with PKU, treatment is begun in the first week of life, the baby has a very good chance of escaping the disastrous effects of this disease. They are put on a very strict diet and restrictions and this diet is forever. Babies will be put on Phe-free formula.
3 IMPORTANT FACTS
-A Norwegian doctor Asbjorn Folling discovered PKU in 1934.
-Very rare disease