- Yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes
- Poor weight gain
- Feeding difficulties
- Opaque lenses of the eyes known as cataracts
- Enlarged liver, enlarged spleen
- Intellectual disability
- Sepsis caused by a specific bacteria
- Scarring of the liver known as cirrhosis
- Liver failure
- Kidney problems
- Swelling of the extremities or abdomen
- Poor growth
- Learning disabilities
- Speech and language problems
- Fine and gross motor skill delays
- Ovarian failure
- Cataracts—usually regress with dietary treatment, leaving no remaining visual impairment
- Decreased bone mineral density
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- Breast milk
- Lactose—milk sugar
- Dry milk solids
- Fermented soy products
- Organ meats
- Tomato sauces
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Galactosemia Foundation http://www.galactosemia.org
Save Babies Through Screening Foundation http://www.savebabies.org
Sick Kids—The Hospital for Sick Children http://www.sickkids.ca
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Screening tests (pediatric preventive care). EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated September 16, 2014. Accessed September 29, 2014.
Understanding galactosemia. Galactosemia Foundation website. Available at: http://galactosemia.org/Understanding%5FGalactosemia.php. Accessed September 29, 2014.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 08/2014 -
- Update Date: 09/29/2014 -
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