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Title: Phenylketonuria in Chinese in Singapore
Authors: Boon, W.H. 
Issue Date: 1978
Citation: Boon, W.H. (1978). Phenylketonuria in Chinese in Singapore. Journal of the Singapore Paediatric Society 20 (2) : 69-72. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The first 2 cases of phenylketonuria seen in Chinese in Singapore are reported. This refutes the usually accepted view that PKU is nonexistent in Singapore. Both cases were encountered within a period of 1 yr. The pathogenesis of PKU and its variants is briefly described. The point is made that it is worthwhile screening for PKU by examining the urine at 2-4 wk of life with ferric chloride. However, those carrying out the test should have good experience and knowledge of all possible reactions with ferric chloride.
Source Title: Journal of the Singapore Paediatric Society
ISSN: 00375683
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