Other Names for this Disease
- Renal glucosuria
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glucose is excreted in the urine despite normal or low blood glucose levels. With normal kidney function, glucose is excreted in the urine only when there are abnormally elevated levels of glucose in the blood. However, in people with renal glycosuria, glucose is abnormally eliminated in the urine due to improper functioning of the renal tubules, which are the primary components of the filtering units of the kidneys. In most people with renal glycosuria, there are no apparent symptoms or serious effects. Rare cases of polyuria (increased urine output), enuresis (involuntary urination), and mild growth and pubertal maturational delay have been reported. When renal glycosuria occurs as an isolated finding with otherwise normal kidney function, the condition is thought to be inherited in an autosomal recessive manner, caused by mutations in the SLC5A2 gene. Treatment is not typically needed.Renal glycosuria is a rare condition in which
Last updated: 1/20/2016
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- Rajendra Bhimma. Renal Glycosuria. Medscape. 5/2/2015; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/983678-overview.
- The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) has a report for patients and families about this condition. NORD is a patient advocacy organization for individuals with rare diseases and the organizations that serve them.
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- The Monarch Initiative brings together data about this condition from humans and other species to help physicians and biomedical researchers. Monarch’s tools are designed to make it easier to compare the signs and symptoms (phenotypes) of different diseases and discover common features. This initiative is a collaboration between several academic institutions across the world and is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Visit the website to explore the biology of this condition.
- Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Each entry has a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
- Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs. Access to this database is free of charge.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Renal glycosuria. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.