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Glossary for Galactosemia causing cataract in infants

Medical terms related to Galactosemia causing cataract in infants or mentioned in this section include:

  • Cataract: A condition which is characterized by an opacity of the lens of the eye
  • Cataract in infants:
  • Galactokinase deficiency: A rare condition where an enzyme deficiency (galactokinase) impaires the body's ability to break down galactose consumed in the diet.
  • Galactosemia: Accumulation of galactose in the blood leading to mental retardation and failure to thrive if not corrected.
  • Galactosemia I: A rare inherited disorder where deficiency of a particular enzyme (galactose-1-phosphate uridyl transferase) prevents the metabolism of galactose which is a sugar component of milk. Ranges from milk intolerance in mild cases to death in severe untreated cases.

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