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Glycogen Storage Disease Type I

Glycogen Storage Disease Type I: Introduction

Glycogen Storage Disease Type I: An inherited metabolic disorder where a deficiency of the enzyme glucose-6-phosphatase prevents glycogen being turned into glucose leading to a buildup of glycogen in the liver and kidneys. Most problems tend to develop during adulthood. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Glycogen Storage Disease Type I is available below.

Symptoms of Glycogen Storage Disease Type I

Treatments for Glycogen Storage Disease Type I

  • Treatment involves regular intake of glucose or a carbohydrate such as cornstarch in order to prevent low blood sugar levels. Regular night fees (every three to four hours) are also needed to prevent a drop in blood sugar levels during the night. Foods containing galactose or fructose should be minimized or avoided. Allopurinol may be needed to reduce chronically high uric acid levels to prevent kidney or joint problems
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Glycogen Storage Disease Type I: Deaths

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Causes of Glycogen Storage Disease Type I

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Misdiagnosis and Glycogen Storage Disease Type I

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Prognosis for Glycogen Storage Disease Type I

Prognosis for Glycogen Storage Disease Type I: Early diagnosis and adherence to life-long treatment measures can lead to a good prognosis with normal growth and development.

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  1. Glycogen Storage Disease Type I: Introduction
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  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
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  6. Home Testing
  7. Deaths
  8. Complications
  9. Prognosis
 

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