Galactosaemia (Clinical Biochemistry)
DVD2000 26 Minutes
The causes, effects and treatment of galactosaemia are explained.
Galactosaemia is an inherited defect of sugar metabolism. Although rare, it can lead to many other problems. The defect affects the metabolism of galactose, a monosaccharide sugar resulting from the hydrolysis of lactose (milk sugar). Simple tests are shown for detecting the defect, and the dietary treatment is explained both by diagrams and interviews with patients and their families. All dairy products must be excluded from the diet. The biochemistry is also explained. The video is suitable for lecturers to use with students studying physiology, medicine and biochemistry.