Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Overview Incidence Symptoms Evaluation Treatment Warning Signs Prevention Underlying Cause Genetics

Galactosemia Treatment

The treatment of galactosemia involves avoiding galactose in the diet for the rest of a person's life. Treatment for galactosemia includes the strict avoidance of dairy products and the use of soy-based formula in the infant with galactosemia.

Treatment for galactosemia includes:

  • Avoid dairy products
  • Soy-based formula for infant with galactosemia

Continue to Galactosemia Warning Signs

Last Updated: Dec 13, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
Copyright DSHI Systems, Inc. Powered by: FreeMD - Your Virtual Doctor

PubMed Galactosemia References
  1. Bosch AM, Grootenhuis MA, Bakker HD, Heijmans HS, Wijburg FA, Last BF. Living with classical galactosemia: health-related quality of life consequences. Pediatrics. 2004 May;113(5):e423-8. [15121984]
  2. Elsas LJ 2nd, Lai K. The molecular biology of galactosemia. Genet Med. 1998 Nov-Dec;1(1):40-8. [11261429]
  3. Widhalm K, Miranda da Cruz BD, Koch M. Diet does not ensure normal development in galactosemia. J Am Coll Nutr. 1997 Jun;16(3):204-8. [9176825]
FreeMD is provided for information purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for evaluation and treatment by a physician. Please review our terms of use.