Adult issues in phenylketonuria.
SourceNetherlands Journal of Medicine, 67, 1, (2009), pp. 2-7
Article / Letter to editor
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Epidemiology, Biostatistics & HTA
Netherlands Journal of Medicine
SubjectIGMD 5: Health aging / healthy living; IGMD 6: Hormonal regulation; NCEBP 1: Molecular epidemiology; ONCOL 3: Translational research
Phenylketonuria (PKU) is a classical example of an inherited metabolic disease, in which mental retardation can be prevented successfully by using a diet. However, in adult PKU new problems occur, such as vitamin deficiencies, osteoporosis and the maternal PKU syndrome. The aim of this review article is to provide guidelines for the clinician to understand and manage PKU in adults.
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