defeciency of enzyme of fruits and veggies?

  1. A friend of mine had a preemie about 3 weeks ago, the baby is missing an enzyme for digesting fruits and veggies. What is this condition called? I know i learned about it in nursing school, but can't remember if for the life of me now. Any peds nurses out there that may know? I told her i find out what i can. thanks if you can enlighten me.
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  3. by   jaimealmostRN
    Are they unable to digest Fructose? Or is it a genetic syndrome?
  4. by   Jolie
    Quote from jaimealmostRN
    Are they unable to digest Fructose? Or is it a genetic syndrome?
    Are you referring to galactosemia? This is detected by the routine metabolic screening done in most states prior to the newborn being discharged home, and is treated by dietary restrictions, including special formula.

    If not, try looking up "metabolic disorders of the newborn" on Google.

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