Which can lead to congenital heart defects, intrauterine growth retardation, mental retardation and microcephaly. Maternal PKU is treated using a dietary intervention the beginning of the child's life, immediately after birth in order to level out the amount of phenylalanine in the babies blood.

MATERNAL PKU: "Maternal PKU, when it surfaces in women can normally be treated using a simple dietary change."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "MATERNAL PKU," in, April 7, 2013, (accessed September 19, 2021).