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.
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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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