Season 3 | Episode 7: Understanding and Treating PKU
Phenylketonuria (or PKU, for short) is a complex condition to treat, yet nutrition takes center stage. If you need a refresher on the nutrition recommendations, we have you covered. Sara and Lyndel cover the basics you need to know to successfully feed your next patient with PKU. Consider this your PKU crash course.
- How do health care providers diagnose phenylketonuria (PKU)? NIH website. Updated December 1, 2016. Accessed October 12, 2022.
- MacDonald A, van Wegberg AMJ, Ahring K, et al. PKU dietary handbook to accompany PKU guidelines. Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases. 2020;15:171.
- Schuck PF, Malgarin F, Cararo JH, et al. Phenylketonuria pathophysiology: on the role of metabolic alterations. Aging and Disease. 2015;6(5):390-399.