Rosemary Hoskin

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If phenylketonuria is untreated in infancy, it causes irreversible brain damage. No dietary treatment can alter this brain damage. However, it has been shown that dietary treatment can reduce behaviour disturbances often associated with the condition. In this study, a subject's behaviour was monitored over 18 weeks while on a low phenylalanine diet. Results(More)
Some people with phenylketonuria who were born before screening began were never treated and are still alive. Here we report that far fewer people with untreated phenylketonuria were detected than are thought to exist (about 2000). The majority of those traced had high support needs, challenging behaviour and other symptoms of phenylketonuria. No(More)
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