ga·lac·to·se·mi·a [lit. "galactose in the blood"] n.
An inherited disorder characterized by the inability to metabolize galactose.

Mutation in GALT, encoding galactose-1-phosphate uridyl transferase

Autosomal recessive

Usually emerges when two carriers of the disorder have offspring.
But even then there is a 25% chance that the offspring will have the disorder and 50% that the offspring will be simply a carrier.

-type I [Classic galactosemia]
-type II [galactokinase deficiency]
-type III [galactose epimerase deficiency]

-Yellowish discoloration of the skin and the whites of the eyes
-Poor feeding
-Poor weight gain

Strictly avoiding all meaning of galactose.
Avoiding all milk, milk products, and other foods that include galactose.

1 of every 7,500 live births

Other Facts:
Was first discovered in 1908 by the physician Von Ruess.


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