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What is the treatment for Phenylketonuria in a baby?

is there enough research on benign pku ? We have a 2 month old infant with a phenyl level of 3.7 we were told no special diet and just check level in 6 months! We don't feel very comfortable with the fact that they want to wait 6 mths to retest again, what do you think
Tue, 3 Jun 2014
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Hi,
Thank you for asking question on health care magic.
Phenyleketonuria is due to deficiency of the Phenylalanine hydroxylase.
Once the deficiency is established the treatment is to avoid phenylalanine from the diet.
In the market Lofenelac, a diet free from phenylealanine is available.
Hope this answer will serve your purpose
Please feel free to ask any more queries if required
Take care
Dr.M.V.Subrahmanyam MD;DCH
Associate professor of pediatrics
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