Synonyms: PAH deficiency | PKU | Phenylalanine hydroxylase deficiency
A rare inborn error of amino acid metabolism characterized by elevated blood phenylalanine and low levels or absence of phenylalanine hydroxylase enzyme. If not detected early or left untreated the disorder manifests with mild to severe mental disability.
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COMBINEDBrain is a consortium for outcome measures and biomarkers for neurodevelopmental disorders. We are collaborating to cure rare, non-verbal brain disorders.
Canadian PKU and Allied Disorders (CanPKU)
To help those who live with rare diseases that are manage by a restricted protein medical diet bringing education, awareness and advocacy to the community
We are an organization created by parents of children diagnosed with rare forms of Epilepsy and Autism as a result of a change in the SCN2A gene. Our vision is to find effective treatments and a cure for SCN2A related disorders. Our mission is to improve the lives of those affected by SCN2A related disorders through research, public awareness, family support and patient advocacy.
Genetic Epilepsy Team Australia
Collaboration of research and care
Intermountain PKU and Allied Disorders. Association
The Intermountain PKU and Allied Disorders Association is dedicated to providing support and services to individuals and families with PKU and allied disorders. Our mission is to provide education and resources to individuals and families, to encourage research, and to increase public awareness of these rare conditions.
Louisiana Metabolic Disorders Coalition
We support, educate, and advocate for patients & families affected by metabolic disorders.
Maryland Alliance of PKU Families
The Maryland Alliance of PKU Families was started in 1994 by parents of children that have PKU to promote the health and well-being of persons with PKU. The inaugural event, Camp Huber for people with PKU and their families/support persons, combined educational experiences with networking and entertainment, where PKU food was on the menu and no explanations of diet were needed.
Mississippi Metabolics Foundation
Mississippi Metabolics Foundation (MMF) was founded to raise awareness, educate, and provide support to those living or caring for someone with genetic metabolic disorders/inborn errors of metabolism (IEM).
Moonshots for Unicorns
Curing single-gene disorders
National PKU Alliance
The National PKU Alliance works to improve the lives of families and individuals associated with PKU through research, support, education and advocacy, while ultimately seeking a cure.
National PKU News
National PKU News provides resources and support for individuals, families, and clinicians managing PKU (Phenylketonuria) and other inborn errors of metabolism. Our mission is to leverage innovation, insight, and research to improve the health, well-being, and daily lives of those with PKU and other IEMs.
PO”UAP PKU “Special children”
Help for patients and families with phenylketonuria
To fund research for treatment and/or a cure for CASK Gene Disorder
Syndromes Without A Name (SWAN) Australia
Provide information, support and advocacy to families caring for a child with an undiagnosed or rare genetic condition.
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