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Transient neonatal galactosaemia.
  1. C J Taylor,
  2. J M Rattenbury,
  3. J C Allen,
  4. R Tulloh
  1. Department of Paediatrics, Children's Hospital, Sheffield.


    A 4 week old infant who failed to thrive was found to have galactose in his urine. Plasma galactose concentration was grossly raised (4.48 mmol/l; reference range less than 0.24 mmol/l) but red cell transferase and epimerase activities were normal. He improved when dietary lactose was excluded. Clinical and biochemical tolerance to galactose was evident by 7 months of age.

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