McArdle disease: Introduction
McArdle disease: A rare inherited glycogen storage disorder involving a deficiency of muscle phosphorylase needted to convert glycogen to glucose in the muscles.
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causes, and treatments of McArdle disease is available below.
Symptoms of McArdle disease
- Muscle cramps after exercise
- Myoglobin in urine
- Reduced muscle phosphorylase activity
- Absent muscle phosphorylase activity
- Myoglbin in urine
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Treatments for McArdle disease
- Eating sucrose before exercising may improve the patients tolerance to exercise and reduce the risk of muscle damage
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Definitions of McArdle disease:
Glycogenosis due to muscle phosphorylase deficiency. Characterized by painful cramps following sustained exercise.
- (Source - Diseases Database)
McArdle disease is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that McArdle disease, or a subtype of McArdle 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 McArdle disease as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet
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