Hereditary fructose intolerance
- Fructose-1-phosphate aldolase deficiency
- ALDOB deficiency
- Aldolase B deficiency
- Fructose-1,6-bisphosphate aldolase B deficiency
- Fructose intolerance, hereditary
Your QuestionMy grandson has been diagnosed with hereditary fructose intolerance. The family has not been able to see a dietician, and they are having a hard time finding good recipes. Please give me some info so I can help them.
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Questions on this page
- What is hereditary fructose intolerance (HFI)?
- What are the symptoms of hereditary fructose intolerance (HFI)?
- What causes hereditary fructose intolerance (HFI)?
- How is hereditary fructose intolerance (HFI) inherited?
- How is hereditary fructose intolerance (HFI) treated?
- What specialists can help diagnose and treat hereditary fructose intolerance (HFI)?
The symptoms of HFI include:
- Poor feeding as a baby
- Increased or prolonged neonatal jaundice
- Excessive sleepiness
- Intolerance for fruits
- Avoidance of fruits and fructose/sucrose-containing foods
- Doing well after eating foods without fructose/sucrose
The early symptoms of fructose intolerance may resemble those of galactosemia: irritability, jaundice, vomiting, convulsions and an enlarged liver and spleen. Later problems relate more to liver disease.
Additional information on foods to avoid if you have HFI is available from the Mayo clinic.
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Since HFI is a genetic condition, we suggest that you contact a genetics clinic to discuss this information with a genetics professional. To find a genetics clinic near you, we recommend contacting your primary doctor for a referral. The following online resources can also help you find a genetics professional in your community:
- GeneTests offers a searchable directory of US and international genetics and prenatal diagnosis clinics.
- The National Society of Genetic Counselors provides a searchable directory of US and international genetic counseling services.
- The American College of Medical Genetics has a searchable database of US genetics clinics.
- The University of Kansas Medical Center provides a list of US and international genetic centers, clinics, and departments.
- The American Society of Human Genetics maintains a database of its members, which includes individuals who lives outside of the US. Visit the link to obtain a list of the geneticists on your country, some of whom may be researchers who do not provide medical care.
- Haldeman-Englert C. Hereditary fructose intolerance. Medline Plus. May 2, 2013; http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000359.htm. Accessed 8/20/2015.
- Hereditary fructose intolerance. Genetics Home Reference. June 2011; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/hereditary-fructose-intolerance. Accessed 8/20/2015.