What is it and what are its effects on the body?
How do you get it and what is the cause?
This disorder happens because of a mutation in the PAH gene that causes the enzyme called phenylalanine hydroxylase to be missing. This enzyme is supposed to convert a substance called phenylalanine into other compounds for the body. Too much phenylalanine build-up in the blood can be very dangerous to your health and cause many complications, like those listed above.