Pentosuria

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Pentosuria
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Xylulose
ICD-10 E74.8
ICD-9 271.8
OMIM 260800
DiseasesDB 9816

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Pentosuria is a condition where xylulose (a pentose) presents in the urine in unusually high concentrations.

It is associated with a deficiency of L-xylulose reductase. l-xylulose is a reducing sugar so it may give false diagnosis of diabetes as it is found in high concentrations in urine

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