Galactosemia is caused by an inability to metabolize galactose. It usually manifests during early infancy and can be life-threatening if not treated immediately. Long-term complications include cataracts, speech problems, developmental delays,intellectual disabilities and reproductive (ovarian) issues. Fly stocks in the Bloomington collection that can be used to study Galactosemia are listed here.
General information links for Galactosemia:
- OMIM links to each form of Galactosemia are listed in the table below
- NIH's Genetics Home Reference
- NLM/NIH's Genetic and Rare Disease Information Center