Galactosemia

El bebé con galactosemia no puede metabolizar un azúcar simple llamado galactosa, por lo que ésta alcanza niveles altos en el cuerpo, causando daño al hígado, al sistema nervioso central y a otros sistemas de órganos. El niño con galactosemia puede manifestar ictericia, vómitos, letargo, irritabilidad y convulsiones.Galactosemia

Revision

Last reviewed 5/1/2011 by Chad Haldeman-Englert, MD, Division of Human Genetics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network (3/13/2006). Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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