Classic galactosemia (GALT) - Diseases and Conditions Identified in Children

Classic galactosemia (GALT)

Classic galactosemia (GALT) is a rare, inherited metabolic condition. There are different forms of galactosemia, with different causes. In this form of galactosemia, an enzyme, galactose-1-phosphate uridyltransferase (GALT), in the body is not working well. In people with classic galactosemia, the body has problems processing and using galactose. Early detection and prompt treatment can help prevent some serious or life-threatening health problems. Longer-term complications of the condition may still occur and can vary from person to person.

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Classic galactosemia (GALT)