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The Early History of PKU

by 1 and 2,*
1
Department of Neurological Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada
2
Canadian PKU and Allied Disorders, Toronto, ON M5A 1N1, Canada
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Int. J. Neonatal Screen. 2020, 6(3), 59; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijns6030059
Received: 18 May 2020 / Revised: 24 July 2020 / Accepted: 27 July 2020 / Published: 29 July 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue History, Present and Future of Neonatal Screening)
The story of phenylketonuria (PKU) started in 1934 with Asbjørn Følling’s examination of two mentally retarded siblings from a Norwegian family. However, if their mother had not been so persistent in her search for somebody who could give her a reason why both her children were retarded, Asbjørn Følling’s name might never have been associated with PKU and surely the history of PKU would have started differently. In the short review below, the authors give a partly personal and therefore rare account of the early history of PKU, its treatment and the start of neonatal screening. Prof. Woolf is a pioneer of both the dietary treatment of PKU and neonatal screening; Mr. Adams is a long-time advocate for PKU patient interests. View Full-Text
Keywords: phenylketonuria; PKU; early treatment; screening phenylketonuria; PKU; early treatment; screening
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Woolf, L.I.; Adams, J. The Early History of PKU. Int. J. Neonatal Screen. 2020, 6, 59. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijns6030059

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