SHEILA – Unlocking the treatment for PKU

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SHEILA – UNLOCKING THE TREATMENT FOR PKU(Published by Brewin Books) By Anne Green In 1951, at two years of age, Sheila Jones was diagnosed with Phenylketonuria (PKU). With no treatment available, Sheila’s mother Mary persevered until she obtained help from three pioneering doctors at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. They worked tirelessly to prepare a special formula for Sheila making her the first person in the world to receive dietary treatment for PKU. In this new book to be published in October 2020 Anne tells the remarkable story of Sheila and her important legacy – the introduction of newborn screening and worldwide …

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Explaining PKU


Everybody connected to Phenylketonuria (PKU) has been in the situation of explaining what it’s all about. The French association (Les Feux Folleits) has made a great effort to publish a video explaining PKU to children. Enjoy watching, sharing and using this video to explain Phenylketonuria to children. There is also a French version of this video available.  

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Rare Disease Day 2016 – Get Active


Rare Disease Day 2016 is held on the last day of February. This means it’s on the 29th of February 2016. As Phenylketonuria is one of those rare diseases it’s important to honor this day and remember others about the existence of rare diseases. It’s important you get active yourself. Visit the official Rare Disease Day Website, or your local Rare Disease organization, for more information. We also want to share with you the official Video for the Rare Disease Day 2016. If you have a moment more to spare we also want to point you to the PKU Day. PKU …