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    Newborn Screening Unit
    PO Box 149347, MC-1918
    Austin, Texas 78714-9347

    Phone: 512-776-3957
    Fax: 512-776-7450
    Toll-free: 800-252-8023, ext. 3957



What is Galactosemia? Galactosemia is a rare, inherited problem. It exists when the body can’t break down galactose.The treatment for galactosemia is restriction of galactose and lactose for life


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The Galactosemia Foundation (formally Parents of Galactosemic Children, Inc.) is a non-profit charitable organization. Founded in February 1985 by a small group of mothers in New York, the foundation realizes the need for further information and networking between affected families and professionals.

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Last updated October 15, 2014