Murphy, G.H. and Johnson, S.M. and Amos, A. and Weetch, E. and Hoskins, R. and Fitzgerald, B. and Lilburn, M. and Robertson, L. and Lee, P. (2008) Adults with untreated Phenylketonuria: out of sight, out of mind? British Journal of Psychiatry, 193 (6). pp. 501-502. ISSN 0007-1250 (Print) 1472-1465 (Online).
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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 significant differences were found between those who had or had not tried the phenylalanine-restricted diet. A randomised controlled trial is required to examine the effect of trying the low-phenylalanine diet for people with untreated phenylketonuria.
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV1568 Disability studies|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Tizard|
|Depositing User:||Jo Ruffels|
|Date Deposited:||30 Nov 2012 15:52|
|Last Modified:||30 Apr 2013 13:03|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/32249 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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