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Inability to Digest Galactose Underlying Cause

Galactosemia is an inherited illness. The body fails to produce an enzyme that breaks down the sugar, galactose.

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Last Updated: Mar 18, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Inability to Digest Galactose References
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