PHENYLKETONURIA ALSO KNOW AS PKU

(FEEN-UL-KEY-TONE-URIA)

WHAT IS PKU?

PKU IS A RARE INHERITED DISORDER THAT CAUSES AN AMINO ACID CALLED PHENYLALANINI TO BUILD UP IN YOUR BODY.

HOW IS PKU CAUSED

BY A DEFECT IN THE GENE THAT HELPS CREATE THE ENZYME NEEDED TO BREAK DOWN PHENYLALANIMI.

IS THERE A TREATMENT AND WHAT CAN YOU NOT EAT

MEDICAL FORMULA = SOME TYPES OF PROTEIN SHAKES

FACTS ABOUT PKU

- ONLY 1 KID OUT OF 15000 KIDS HAVE PKU

- VERY RARE

- DON'T TAKE SERIOUSLY = MEDICAL PROBLEMS AND RETARATION

HOW DO YOU GET PKU?

YOU CAN GET FROM YOUR PARENTS. YOUR PARENTS MAY NOT HAVE IT BUT THEY MAY HAVE HALF OF THE GENE SO THEY ARE A CARRIER. EXAMPLE -
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