Allison Branam

What is PKU?

An inherited disorder that causes you to lack the enzyme needed to break down the amino acid, phenylalanine. Without the enzyme, eating something high in protein can cause a buildup to develop in the blood.

Work Cited

  • "Phenylketonuria (PKU)." - Mayo Clinic. Web. 14 Oct. 2015.
  • Wheeler, Patricia. "Newborn Screening Tests." KidsHealth - the Web's Most Visited Site about Children's Health. The Nemours Foundation, 1 Sept. 2012. Web. 14 Oct. 2015.