You are treating a child who has phenylketonuria. What should you do in order to prevent complications?

 

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- Feed the child a low protein diet.

- Feed the child a high protein diet.

- Feed the child a high fat diet.

- Restrict calories.

Rationale

The client cannot metabolize phenylalanine and so should have a low protein diet. Phenylalanine is an amino acid found in protein.

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