Classic phenylketonuria

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Synonyms: Classic PKU

A severe form of phenylketonuria (PKU) due to phenylalanine hydroxylase deficiency an inborn error of amino acid metabolism characterized in untreated patients by severe intellectual deficit and neuropsychiatric complications.

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Advocacy Organizations

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.

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

Our mission at Mississippi Metabolics Foundation (MMF) is to advocate, educate, and support families in MS affected by genetic metabolic disorders/inborn errors of metabolism (IEM's). MMF promotes initiatives and further advancements in legislation, education, research, clinical trials, studies, therapies, targeted treatments, and eventual cures for IEM’s and all rare diseases.

PO”UAP PKU “Special children”

Help for patients and families with phenylketonuria

flok Health (formerly 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.

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Clinical Trials

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