History

History

Although PKU undoubtedly has been around for thousands of years, a child was not given dietetic treatment in Denmark until 1959.

In 1962, visiting nurses started testing the urine in the nappies of baby infants to identify signs of PKU. Unfortunately, the first tests resulted in a high number of false negatives meaning the diagnosis was frequently delayed. A nationwide blood sample to test for PKU was not introduced until 1974. The Guthrie test was used for many years. This is a blood sample taken from the heel of the infant. In 2002, tandem mass spectrometry was introduced, which is a much more sensitive and precise
method.

Since 1982, PreKUlab has been conducting intense research into dietary supplements and medication related to the disease. Since 2003, the product PreKUnil has been a recognised revolutionary drug that allows patients to lead a practically normal life - despite PKU.

The History

Since 1959, the treatment against PKU-related diseases has involved following a strict dietary strategy primarily aimed at avoiding proteins.


Read more about the history about the PKU treatment

The History

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