Definition of Phenylketonuria:

An inherited disease caused by a lack of an enzyme necessary for converting phenylalanine into a form the body can use.

Topics Related to Phenylketonuria


...the condition
“...Autism is linked to certain medical conditions, including fragile X syndrome, untreated phenylketonuria (PKU), tuberous sclerosis, and congenital rubella syndrome...”

L-Phenylalanine a treatment
“...People with phenylketonuria must not supplement phenylalanine...”

Seizure Disorder

...the condition
“...Known causes of seizures include ... Metabolic abnormalities found in diabetes mellitus, electrolyte imbalances, kidney failure, uremia, nutritional deficiencies and phenylketonuria (PKU)...”
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