Year : 1999  |  Volume : 41  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 364--367

Screening for Phenylketonuria in Chronic Psychiatric Inpatients


AK Tadas1, IC Apte2, PL Kamlakar3 
1 Lecturer, Department of Biochemistry, Government Medical College, Nagpur, India
2 Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Government Medical College, Nagpur, India
3 Professor & Head, Department of Biochemistry, Government Medical College, Nagpur, India

Correspondence Address:
A K Tadas
Lecturer, Department of Biochemistry, Government Medical College, Nagpur
India

This study was aimed to screen the patients for phenylketonuria among chronic psychiatric inpatients. A total of 577 cases were studied which included mentally retarded patients, schizophrenics and those suffering from depressive disorders. During the extensive screening not a single positive case could be identified. The findings of this screening support the previous studies. Looking at low incidence of PKU we do not recommend extensive screening for PKU.


How to cite this article:
Tadas A K, Apte I C, Kamlakar P L. Screening for Phenylketonuria in Chronic Psychiatric Inpatients.Indian J Psychiatry 1999;41:364-367


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Tadas A K, Apte I C, Kamlakar P L. Screening for Phenylketonuria in Chronic Psychiatric Inpatients. Indian J Psychiatry [serial online] 1999 [cited 2020 Sep 25 ];41:364-367
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