Fructose malabsorption

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Fructose malabsorption is a condition in which the fructose carrier in enterocytes is deficient. Symptoms and medical tests are similar as in lactose intolerance. This condition is common in patients with symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. An appropriate diet can help. A small proportion of patients with both fructose malabsorption and lactose intolerance suffers from coeliac disease.

This is not to be confused with fructose intolerance, an inherited condition in which the liver enzymes that break fructose up are deficient.

See also: Gastroenterology

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Diseases of the small intestine
Peptic ulcer - Intussusception - Malabsorption (e.g. celiac disease, lactose intolerance, fructose malabsorption, Whipple's disease) - Lymphoma
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