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Hereditary fructose intolerance

Hereditary fructose intolerance
a metabolic error due to deficiency of hepatic fructose 1,6-bisphosphate aldolase B (which also acts on fructose 1-phosphate); the second enzyme in the specific fructose pathway; vomiting and hypoglycaemia follow ingestion of fructose; prolonged fructose ingestion in young children results in failure to thrive and in jaundice, hepatomegaly, albuminuria, aminoaciduria, and sometimes cachexia and death; autosomal recessive inheritance in most families.


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