The Quizzes about Endocrinology disease – Part 4 (20 test)

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Which of the following is the most appropriate management for phenylketonuria?

In phenylketonuria, a low phenylalanine diet with relentless attention to details of diet is required for a good outcome. The diet should be started by 3 weeks of age. Children of mothers with phenylketonuria can be affected if exposed to phenylalanine in utero. Therefore, women with the disorder should stay on a restricted diet until they complete childbearing. In phenylalanine hydroxylase deficiency, tyrosine becomes an essential amino acid and dietary supplements must be provided.

The Quizzes about Endocrinology disease – Part 4 (20 test)
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