This provides satiety and promotes absorption. However, we have heard of some adults who have accepted the medical formula and diet changes immediately, without a transition period. In these periods, we did extra blood monitoring of PHE, TYR and trace element levels to determine any interplay with the illness. But the true benefit is the less tangibly measured improvement in quality of life that can come about for the treated adult. These patients may therefore benefit from alternative treatments for which efficacy is not dependent on genetic variations in the PAH gene. It will be revised as needed before the full abstract review begins. These guidelines are aimed to standardize care and do determine a course of action, but are not mandatory. Minimum requirements regarding management and follow-up of PKU patients are formulated.
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Mutations in the PAH gene result in decreased catalytic activity affecting the catabolic pathway of phenylalanine Phe Figure 1. A deficiency in PAH or its cofactor BH 4, results in the accumulation of excess phenylalanine, whose toxic effects can cause severe and irreversible intellectual disability if untreated 1. Other clinical features associated with untreated PKU may include autistic behaviours, motor deficits, eczematous rash and seizures. Behavioural impairment as well as psychiatric disturbances can become apparent with age 3. Diagnosis is initially undertaken through newborn screening programs in the first weeks of life and all cases are further screened for BH 4 responsiveness Packman, In Australia, approximately 25 babies are diagnosed with PKU each year based on the recorded incidence of new cases. Currently, there is no cure for PKU, however, the prevailing treatment is predominantly through dietary restriction of Phe to the minimum required for normal growth, supplemented with specifically designed medical foods. Furthermore, there are often problems associated with dietary therapy, including nutritional deficiencies 11 – 13 as well as non-compliance due to poor palatability.