Women with hyperphenylalaninemia are at risk of having offspring affected with the maternal phenylketonuria syndrome. Here we analyze the effect of the intervention of a nutritionist on plasma phenylalanine control in Maternal Hyperphenylalaninemia. We analyzed a retrospective cohort of 35 completed pregnancies in 20 women with Maternal Hyperphenylalaninemia who visited the metabolic nutritionist during the pregnancy to achieve metabolic control. Women who promptly achieved metabolic control had lower plasma phenylalanine concentrations for the remainder of the pregnancy when compared to women who did not achieve prompt control, and this difference reached statistical significance. The achievement of plasma phenylalanine concentrations within the desired target range by the time of the second visit to the nutritionist is a strong predictor of the ability to maintain the desired target range of plasma phenylalanine for the remainder of the pregnancy. Furthermore, we demonstrate that phenylalanine tolerance increases significantly by trimester in women with classical and variant hyperphenylalaninemia.
- Maternal phenylketonuria
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
- Molecular Biology