Print Email Facebook Twitter Screening for phenylketonuria (PKU) in the Netherlands Title Screening for phenylketonuria (PKU) in the Netherlands Author Verkerk, P.H. Vaandrager, G.J. Sengers, R.C.A. Publication year 1990 Abstract In the period 1st September 1974 to 1st Januari 1989 2,511,000 infants (99.3 of all livebirths) were screened for PKU. Treatment was required in 158 of the 330 referred infants. The diagnosis of these 158 patients was PKU (137), hyperphenylalaninaemia (HPA) (19) and malignant HPA (2). Three cases had a false-negative screening result. The prevalence of PKU, treated HPA and malignant HPA in the Netherlands is 1:18,000, 1:132,000 en 1:1,300,000. Height adjusted for age was in 24 of the patients with PKU of Dutch parents and weight adjusted for height in 11 under the 10th centile. Ninety per cent of the patients with PKU of 5 years and older attended primary or secondary school, compared with 95 in the general population. Subject HealthAcademic achievementDiagnostic accuracyHyperphenylalaninemiaNewbornNewborn screeningPrevalenceBloodConsumerMass screeningMethodologyConsumer ParticipationHumanInfant, NewbornMass ScreeningNetherlandsPhenylalaninePhenylketonurias To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:aaeedd72-99bb-4182-95a8-49ca1c86c6ca TNO identifier 231356 ISSN 0028-2162 Source Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde, 134 (52), 2533-2536 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.