Case study- Metabolic disorder- A 3-month-old girl is brought to the pediatrician due to fussiness and lethargy….

QUESTION OF THE DAY

A 3-month-old girl is brought to the pediatrician due to fussiness and lethargy. According to the parents, the baby was just fine until the mother needed to return to work, and the baby was being switched from breast milk to baby foods, formula, and fruit juices. At that time, the child cried while feeding, sometimes vomited, and had been lethargic. The baby’s appetite seemed to have worsened. The parents thought that if only formula was used, the baby was better, but they really could not remember.

HFI

Which possible enzyme defect might lead to this case presentation?

A. Galactokinase

B. Fructokinase

C. Aldolase

D. Hexokinase

E. Glucokinase

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