Caption = Xylulose
DiseasesDB = 9816
ICD10 = ICD10|E|74|8|e|70
ICD9 = ICD9|271.8
OMIM = 260800
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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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