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Galactosemia Foundation

a/k/a: PGC

Address

P.O. Box 2401
Mandeville, LA 70471

800 Number

866-900-7421

TDD

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Email Address

outreach@galactosemia.org

Website

http://www.galactosemia.org

Galactosemia Foundation is a non-profit, voluntary health organization dedicated to maximizing the potential for the development of individuals with galactosemia, which is a rare genetic metabolic disorder. Galactosemia is characterized by the inability of the body to break down (metabolize) galactose, which is a normal byproduct of lactose (e.g., milk) metabolism. The affected individual is missing the enzyme that converts galactose to glucose. Serious complications can occur including abnormal enlargement of the liver, kidney failure, cataracts, and/or brain damage. The objectives of the organization are to provide support and educational information to families affected by galactosemia and interested health care professionals; facilitate communication between professionals and families with galactosemia; and support professionals in the research of the treatment of galactosemia. Galactosemia Foundation provides support to parents of affected children; publishes a self-titled periodic newsletter; seeks to stimulate ongoing clinical research; distributes educational materials on galactosemia; operates a parent help line; and distributes appropriate dietary information on the disease.

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