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Mid-Atlantic Connection for PKU and Allied Disorders, Inc.
PO Box 6086
Lancaster, PA 17607-6086
The purpose of Mid-Atlantic Connection for PKU and Allied Disorders (MACPAD) is to increase awareness of phenyketonuria (PKU) and related disorders, and to underscore the importance of diagnosing these disorders at birth. PKU is a metabolic disorder characterized by an inability of the body to utilize the essential amino acid, phenylalanine. If not detected and treated early, it can lead to severe problems including mental retardation and seizures. With appropriate blood testing, it can be detected during the first days of life. MACPAD provides a network of support for families of newly diagnosed children and for individuals of all ages. It encourages proper treatment by providing nutritional guidance and information.
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