Medical association seeks to detect and cure genetic disease and cure it in Southern Idlib

اعداد ميس نور الدين | تحرير أمنة رياض | ترجمة غلوري جابر | تحرير الترجمة فرح ناصيف 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 4 أكتوبر، 2018 11:39:26 ص خبر اجتماعيإغاثي وإنساني صحة

Idlib - SMART

A medical association is seeking to detect the symptoms of a genetic disease called phenylketonuria in children living in the city of Kafr Nubl, 36 kilometers south of Idlib, Northern Syria. The association will also take samples from children for analysis and creation treatment in Greece; This is the first step of its kind in the governorate.

On Wednesday, the director of the Phenylketonuria Patient Care Association, Omar Hadidi, told SMART that they documented the infect of about 17 children, including three children from one family.

A medical committee from the association visited the New Day Center in the city, which specializes in caring for people with special needs who have multiple diseases.

Hadidi explained that the early diagnosis of the disease via blood analysis that prevents intellectual disabilities disorder. The Symptoms of Phenylketonuria include contraction of body growth, change in urine color and sleep disorders.

Hadidi added that the director of the Phenylketonuria Patient Care Association is seeking a special diet treatment for the infected children. The diet includes bread, milk, rice, flour, and eggs. The diet is expensive, and many families can't afford it.  The price of half a kilo of milk is $100, and half a kilo of flour is $ 5, as Hadidi noted.

Hadidi promised that if someone supports them, they will establish a center in the next days to rehabilitate children, who were diagnosed with the disease late and became disabled.

Last August, the Phenylketonuria Patients Care was founded by a group of people whose children suffered from the disease. They managed later to treat their children in Greece. The disease was unknown to the people of Kafr Nubl city, according to Hadidi.

The mother of two children infected with the disease, Reem al-Hamoud, said that she noticed the symptoms in her two children when they were four months old. She took them to a specialist and conducted analysis showing that they are infected. She added, "We hope that the association will give us milk and food because they are unavailable otherwise."

Phenylketonuria is a rare disease. It is caused by a defect in the gene responsible for the formation of the enzyme needed to convert the amino acid phenylalanine into the amino acid tyrosine, which is essential to the formation of neurotransmitters. This leads to the accumulation of phenyl in the body fluids and brain, and thus to many health complications.

Medical and humanitarian organizations operating in areas outside of Syrian government control in Northern Syria seek to cure the disease and provide necessary medicines, including infectious diseases as well as mental and chronic conditions.

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