Origin: fructose + G. Ouron, urine
Essential fructosuria, a benign, asymptomatic inborn error of metabolism due to deficiency of fructokinase, the first enzyme in the specific fructose pathway; fructose appears in the blood and urine, but is simply excreted unchanged; autosomal recessive inheritance. A fructokinase deficiency.
(05 Mar 2000)
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