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Glycosuria

 
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Overview

  • Urine does not normally contain glucose - it is filtered by the glomerulus but almost completely reabsorbed. 
  • Glucose may be present in urine in hyperglycaemia where the amount of serum glucose exceeds the kidney’s ability to absorb it.
  • This is classically a feature of diabetes.
    • Causes of Glycosuria

    • Diabetes mellitus
    • Renal tubular disease - Fanconi syndrome, acute tubular necrosis
    • Drugs - SGLT2 inhibitors
    • Familial renal glycosuria
    • Pregnancy
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