- Jaundice (yellowing) of the skin and whites of the eyes
- Poor weight gain
- Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
- Feeding difficulties
- Opaque lenses of the eyes ( cataracts )
- Enlarged liver, enlarged spleen
- Intellectual disability
- Sepsis caused by a specific bacteria ( Escherichia coli )
- Cirrhosis (scarring of the liver), 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 residual visual impairment)
- Decreased bone mineral density
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- Lactose (milk sugar)
- Dry milk solids
- Fermented soy products
- Organ meats
- Hydrolyzed protein
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Understanding galactosemia. Galactosemia Foundation website. Available at: http://galactosemia.org/Understanding%5FGalactosemia.php . Accessed December 28, 2012.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 11/2012 -
- Update Date: 11/26/2012 -
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