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Phenylketonuria is a rare genetic disorder characterized by the abnormal buildup of the amino acid phenylalanine, which is found in most meats and some artificial sweeteners. People with phenylketonuria cannot process this compound, and build-ups can reach dangerous levels if the symptoms are not idenfied and it is not treated promptly and properly.

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1. Seizures

Some children tend developing seizures. This happens if PKU is not identified at an early age. This can be dangerous mostly because PKU seizures are more or less unpredictable. With such knowledge, it's not entirely possible to know what can happen. This brings forth a feeling of uncertainty to the entire family. When it comes to dealing with PKU, the first thing one should do is remove eggs from his or her diet. Proteins from animal sources are filled with phenylalanine. This maneuver can do much to the benefit of your child's health. Eggs are pretty much everyone's diet foundation. If the situation improves, consider removing other protein sources.

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