Maternal hyperphenylalaninaemia: Dietary treatment during pregnancy

@article{Romano1986MaternalHD,
  title={Maternal hyperphenylalaninaemia: Dietary treatment during pregnancy},
  author={Caro Romano and Roberto Cerone and Carla Borrone and Silvia Scalisi and Ubaldo Caruso and Simona Gatti},
  journal={Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease},
  year={1986},
  volume={9},
  pages={225-226}
}
Pregnancies in hyperphenylalaninaemic women indicate a high frequency of prenatal and postnatal growth retardation, microcephaly, mental retardation and congenital anomalies (Fisch et al., 1966). Fetal abnormalities are less frequent in women with plasma phenylalanine (Phe) levels in the range between 240–600 μmol/L (Lenke and Levy, 1980). Dietary treatment during pregnancy appears to reduce the frequency of damaged offspring (Lenke and Levy, 1982). We report the results of treatment during… CONTINUE READING

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