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Nutritional treatment and biochemical follow-up of PKU

PART OF PKU Academy FEATURE
Nutritional treatment and biochemical follow-up of PKU
  • Endocrinology and metabolism
  • Phenylketonuria (PKU)

Nutritional treatment and biochemical follow-up of PKU Francois Feillet, France

Francois Feillet (France)

Professor Feillet explores in detail the implications of nutritional treatment, especially focusing on what should be measured and what the targets of that measurement should be.

He discusses the classification of PKU severity in patients and the principles of dietetic management, and emphasises the importance of establishing that good nutritional status is being achieved.

Every patient is unique and yearly nutritional follow-up is crucial, but this raises the question of what should be measured and what the targets should be.

His presentation deals in detail with the importance of vitamin status and the minerals and trace elements that are important for metabolism and explains the physiological differences when minerals are taken into the body from different sources - and the implications for measurement of status. He also examines the potential for bone disease in PKU patients and the role played by diet, compliance and lifestyle.

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The PKU section provides information and knowledge directed towards specialists in pediatrics and metabolic disorders, general practitioners, dieticians, and other healthcare professionals interested in PKU.