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Pentosuria: Introduction

Pentosuria: An inborn metabolic disorder where an enzyme (xylitol dehydrogenase reductase) deficiency results in excessive urinary excretion of a sugar called L-xylulose. Pentoses can be found in fruits. The condition is harmless. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Pentosuria is available below.

Symptoms of Pentosuria

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Pentosuria?

Pentosuria: Complications

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Causes of Pentosuria

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Pentosuria: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Pentosuria

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Pentosuria: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Pentosuria

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Choosing the Best Hospital: More general information, not necessarily in relation to Pentosuria, on hospital performance and surgical care quality:

Pentosuria: Rare Types

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Pentosuria: Animations

Statistics for Pentosuria

Pentosuria: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Pentosuria:

Pentosuria is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Pentosuria, or a subtype of Pentosuria, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Pentosuria as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet


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