Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Inability to Digest Galactose 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

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Last Updated: Dec 13, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Inability to Digest Galactose References
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