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

Murphy, Glynis H. and Johnson, Sally M. and Amos, Allayne and Weetch, Eleanor and Hoskins, Rosemary and Fitzgerald, Brian and Lilburn, Maggie and Robertson, Lesley and 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). (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)

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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.

Item Type: Article
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
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Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2012 15:52
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