Pentosuria in a North American Indian


PENTOSURIA, one of Garrod's original four inborn errors of metabolism1, is usually believed to occur almost entirely among people of Jewish descent, whose antecedents can be traced to eastern Europe2. The only well authenticated cases of this disorder to be reported among individuals of other ethnic origin have been in four Lebanese families3,4. We wish to report a case of essential pentosuria in a North American Indian.

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PERRY, T., FINCH, C. Pentosuria in a North American Indian. Nature 216, 1027–1028 (1967).

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