Study of a National Cohort of Adult Patients With Phenylketonuria (ECOPHEN)
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Last updated:12th Jun 2012
Phenylketonuria (PKU) is a metabolic disease of genetic origin. This is a rare disease (incidence 1 / 16000 births) which is the subject of a systematic neonatal screening in France, because it is treatable by a diet low in phenylalanine. This plan is required upon confirmation of diagnosis and continued until the age of 8 years. The current trend is to continue the scheme at least until adolescence. Unlike other countries, in France there are no recommendations for a plan "for life". Knowledge about the natural history of PKU in adulthood, the effects of pediatric age, the frequency of complicated shapes, and prognostic factors are poorly documented. On the other hand, there is no consensus on the therapeutic management of this disease in adulthood and monitoring that could be directed towards the detection of neurological disorders and nutrition. Social integration and quality of life of adults PKU patients living in France have not been studied.
|Study start date||2012-06-12|