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Glossary for Type IV Glycogen Storage Disease

  • Autoimmune diseases: A group of disorders in which the primary cause is the an inflammatory reaction caused by the body's own immune system attacking tissues
  • Congenital conditions: Any condition that you are born with such as birth defects or genetic diseases.
  • Congenital metabolic disorders: Congenital (birth) defects affecting any metabolic systems.
  • Degenerative conditions: Diseases characterized by a progressive and degenerative decline.
  • Digestive symptoms: Any symptoms affecting the digestive tract.
  • Enlarged liver: Swelling of the liver.
  • Failure to thrive: Slow growth or inadequate weight gain of an infant or child.
  • Genetic Disease: Any disease that is handed down to oneself through the chromosomes of ones parents
  • Heart disease: Any of various heart conditions.
  • Hydrops fetalis: Abnormal accumulation of fluid in the fetus which can be fatal. Excessive fluid leaves the blood and enters the tissues. It can have non-immune and immune (mother's immune system destroys fetal red blood cells).
  • Idiopathic liver cirrhosis: Cirrhosis is defined histologically as a diffuse hepatic process characterized by fibrosis and the conversion of normal liver architecture into structurally abnormal nodules. The progression of liver injury to cirrhosis may occur over weeks to years.
  • Immune disorders: Disorders that affect the immune system
  • Liver conditions: Any condition that affects the liver
  • Liver failure: Acute liver failure (ALF) is an uncommon condition in which the rapid deterioration of liver function results in coagulopathy and alteration in the mental status of a previously healthy individual.
  • Metabolic disorders: Disorders that affect the metabolic system in human
  • Muscle conditions: Any condition that affects the muscles of the body
  • Musculoskeletal conditions: Medical conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system of bones, muscles and related structures.
  • Swollen spleen: Swelling or enlargement of the spleen

 

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