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Phenylketonuria (PKU) App

Metabolic Diet App


Phenylketonuria (PKU)
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is a genetic disorder caused by a deficiency in phenylalanine hydroxylase (PAH) enzyme resulting in high phenylalanine (Phe) concentrations in the blood and brain.

Since the 1960’s a Phe-restricted and Tyr-supplemented diet has been the primary medical therapy for people living with PKU.

This App is designed to support families and children with PKU on phenylalanine restricted diets.