Sharon E. Williams PhD

Publication Details

  • EARLY-TREATED PHENYLKETONURIA - ADULT NEUROPSYCHOLOGIC OUTCOME JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS Ris, M. D., Williams, S. E., HUNT, M. M., BERRY, H. K., Leslie, N. 1994; 124 (3): 388-392

    Abstract:

    Twenty-five adults with phenylketonuria that was treated early were compared with 15 unaffected control siblings with respect to intellectual and neuropsychologic measures. Patients were found to have normal intelligence but were significantly lower than their control siblings on measures of intelligence, attention, and complex visuoconstructional ability. Stepwise multiple regression analyses found the patients' intellectual outcome to be best predicted by indexes reflecting early insult to the brain, whereas performance on a measure of novel problem solving was best predicted by concurrent serum phenylalanine level. Different pathophysiologic mechanisms may thus account for cognitive deficits in this population. These results provide further evidence of continuing benefits of dietary adherence into adulthood.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1994NA03500007

    View details for PubMedID 8120707

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