Hereditary fructose intolerance

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Synonyms: Hereditary fructose-1-phosphate aldolase deficiency | Hereditary fructosemia

Hereditary fructose intolerance (HFI) is an autosomal recessive disorder of fructose metabolism (see this term) resulting from a deficiency of hepatic fructose-1-phosphate aldolase activity and leading to gastrointestinal disorders and postprandial hypoglycemia following fructose ingestion. HFI is a benign condition when treated but it is life-threatening and potentially fatal if left untreated.

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Advocacy Organizations

Mississippi Metabolics Foundation

Our mission at Mississippi Metabolics Foundation (MMF) is to advocate, educate, and support families in MS affected by genetic metabolic disorders/inborn errors of metabolism (IEM's). MMF promotes initiatives and further advancements in legislation, education, research, clinical trials, studies, therapies, targeted treatments, and eventual cures for IEM’s and all rare diseases.

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