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What is sapropterin response testing? Sapropterin  is a new way of medicating Phenylketonuria (PKU), which is a rare but potentially serious inherited disorder.  Before using sapropterin regularly, you will be take part in a ‘trial of responsiveness’ as discussed by your PKU team. How...

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What is an intramuscular injection? ‘Intramuscular’ is another way to say ‘into the muscle’. An intramuscular injection is a dose of medicine given into a muscle of an arm, leg or bottom. The medicine is put inside a syringe, which has a needle attached to it. The needle...

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What is continuous glucose monitoring? This is a system where the amount of sugar in somebody’s blood is measured automatically. The monitor checks blood sugar every few minutes and stores the data. This means that the person using it can carry on doing what they would usually do during the...

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What is a skin biopsy? A skin biopsy is a short procedure used to take a small piece of skin. This is then sent to the laboratory. Here, they can look at it under a microscope, or grow more cells from it. Why does my child need a skin biopsy? We take a skin biopsy… Continue Reading Skin...

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