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Andersen disease

Andersen disease: Introduction

Andersen disease: An rare inborn error of metabolism involving glycogen storage and characterized by cirrhosis and sometimes liver failure. Lack of the amyl-transglucosidase enzyme and abnormal glycogen causes the condition. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Andersen disease is available below.

Symptoms of Andersen disease

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Andersen disease: Deaths

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Andersen disease: Complications

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Causes of Andersen disease

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Misdiagnosis and Andersen disease

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Definitions of Andersen disease:

An autosomal recessive metabolic disorder due to a deficiency in expression of branching enzyme (alpha-1,4-glucan-6-alpha-glucosyltransferase), resulting in an accumulation of abnormal glycogen with long outer branches. Clinical features are muscle hypotonia and cirrhosis. Death from liver disease usually occurs before age 2. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Andersen disease is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Andersen disease, or a subtype of Andersen disease, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Andersen disease as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

 

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