Galactosemia

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What is galactosemia?

Galactosemia is a disorder that affects how the body processes a simple sugar called galactose. There are several types of galactosemia each caused by mutations in a particular gene. Type I is the most common and most severe form. The condition is inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern.

Common symptoms reported by people with galactosemia

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with galactosemia

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Compare treatments taken by people with galactosemia

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Who has galactosemia on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 1
30s 1
40s 0
50s 0
60s 1
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 1
Female 1

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 2
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from galactosemia patients who have completed their condition history
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