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Adults with untreated Phenylketonuria: out of sight, out of mind?

Murphy, Glynis H., Johnson, Sally M., Amos, Allayne, Weetch, Eleanor, Hoskins, Rosemary, Fitzgerald, Brian, Lilburn, Maggie, Robertson, Lesley, Lee, Philip (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). (doi:10.1192/bjp.bp.107.045021) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:32249)

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1192/bjp.bp.107.045021
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV1568 Disability studies
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Jo Ruffels
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2012 15:52 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:43 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/32249 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Murphy, Glynis H.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7817-5861
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