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Indian J Clin Biochem. 2003 Jul;18(2):87-92. doi: 10.1007/BF02867372.

Two cases of hereditary fructose intolerance.

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Dept. of Biochemistry, Kasturba Medical College, Center for Basic Sciences, Bejai, 575004 Mangalore.


Hereditary fructose intolerance is a rare cause of hepatic cirrhosis in the young. The disorder has a reported frequency of 1 in 20000 live births and no case has been reported from India so far. We report two cases of hereditary fructose intolerance, both with bilateral cataracts and one with cirrhosis of the liver.


Cataract; Cirrhosis; Hereditary fructose intolerance

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