Correlation of age-specific phenylalanine levels with intellectual outcome in patients with phenylketonuria

@article{Viau2011CorrelationOA,
  title={Correlation of age-specific phenylalanine levels with intellectual outcome in patients with phenylketonuria},
  author={Krista S. Viau and Heidi J. Wengreen and Sharon L. Ernst and Nancy L. Cantor and Larissa V. Furtado and Nicola Longo},
  journal={Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease},
  year={2011},
  volume={34},
  pages={963-971}
}
Patients with treated phenylketonuria (PKU) can have subtle deficits in intellect, academic skills, and executive functioning. This study evaluates the relationship between intellectual outcome and concentration/variation in blood phenylalanine (Phe) during specific developmental periods (0–6 years, 7–12 years, >12 years) in our patients with PKU. Verbal comprehension, perceptual reasoning, and processing speed were used as measures of intelligence. Data were collected from 55 patients… CONTINUE READING
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