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Isolated fructose malabsorption.
  1. J K Wales,
  2. R A Primhak,
  3. J Rattenbury,
  4. C J Taylor
  1. Sheffield Children's Hospital, Department of Paediatrics.


    A patient with isolated fructose malabsorption presented with diarrhoea and colic during the first year of life and subsequently responded to a fructose free diet. Fructose malabsorption has been implicated in some cases of irritable bowel syndrome in adults and may also be an infrequently recognised cause of gastrointestinal symptoms in children.

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