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Template:Search infobox Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Cafer Zorkun, M.D., Ph.D. [2] Luke Rusowicz-Orazem, B.S.


Glucosuria refers to the urinary secretion of glucose. Glucose appears in the urine only when the blood glucose level surpasses 160-190 mg/dl.

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Life Threatening Causes

Common Causes

Causes by Organ System

Cardiovascular No underlying causes
Chemical/Poisoning No underlying causes
Dental No underlying causes
Dermatologic No underlying causes
Drug Side Effect Amitraz , Cadmium , Canagliflozin, Dapagliflozin, Empagliflozin
Ear Nose Throat No underlying causes
Endocrine Hyperthyroidism
Environmental No underlying causes
Gastroenterologic Gastrectomy, Liver disease
Genetic Autosomal recessive disorders, Fanconi-bickel syndrome, Glucose-galactose malabsorption, Glutaric aciduria , Shwachman-diamond syndrome
Hematologic Diabetes mellitus type 2, Hyperglycemia, Subarachnoid hemorrhage
Iatrogenic Gastrectomy
Infectious Disease No underlying causes
Musculoskeletal/Orthopedic No underlying causes
Neurologic Raised intracranial pressure, Subarachnoid hemorrhage
Nutritional/Metabolic Diabetes mellitus type 2, High sugar diet, Hyperglycemia
Obstetric/Gynecologic Pregnancy
Oncologic No underlying causes
Ophthalmologic No underlying causes
Overdose/Toxicity No underlying causes
Psychiatric No underlying causes
Pulmonary No underlying causes
Renal/Electrolyte Abnormal renal transport syndrome, Acute tubulointerstitial nephritis , Nephropathic early-onset cystinosis, Proximal renal tubular acidosis, Renal glycosuria
Rheumatology/Immunology/Allergy No underlying causes
Sexual No underlying causes
Trauma No underlying causes
Urologic No underlying causes
Miscellaneous No underlying causes

Causes in Alphabetical Order

Differential Diagnosis

In alphabetical order. [1] [2]

False Positive


  1. Sailer, Christian, Wasner, Susanne. Differential Diagnosis Pocket. Hermosa Beach, CA: Borm Bruckmeir Publishing LLC, 2002:77 ISBN 1591032016
  2. Kahan, Scott, Smith, Ellen G. In A Page: Signs and Symptoms. Malden, Massachusetts: Blackwell Publishing, 2004:68 ISBN 140510368X


The content on this page was first contributed by Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [3]

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