The repeated appearance of dextrose in the urine of a child usually but not invariably indicates diabetes mellitus. Because diabetes mellitus is always a serious metabolic disorder in a child it is important to realize that recurring nondiabetic glycosuria can also occur in childhood. There are several types of nondiabetic or renal glycosuria, and it is my purpose in this paper to describe them as they occurred in 3 children who were thought at first to have diabetes mellitus.
REPORT OF CASES
Case 1.–P. B., a boy aged 7 years, of Irish parentage, was admitted to the Mount Sinai Hospital for the first time on June 16, 1932. His mother was said to be diabetic. Her urine was examined on numerous occasions, but in spite of an unrestricted carbohydrate intake she did not always have glycosuria. She had never required treatment with insulin. The sugar content had not exceeded 0.5
FISCHER AE. INTERMITTENT AND CONTINUOUS RENAL GLYCOSURIA: REPORT OF THREE CASES. Am J Dis Child. 1935;50(1):166–177. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1935.01970070175014
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