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Glycogen branching deficiency

Glycogen branching deficiency: Introduction

Glycogen branching deficiency: A rare metabolic disorder where an enzyme deficiency (glycogen branching enzyme) results in a harmful buildup of glycogen byproducts in the liver, muscle and even the heart in some cases. The severity of symptoms is variable depending on the degree of enzyme deficiency and how strictly treatment measures are adhered to. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Glycogen branching deficiency is available below.

Symptoms of Glycogen branching deficiency

Treatments for Glycogen branching deficiency

  • Dietary changes, avoiding fasting, frequent meals and consuming uncooked starch supplements. Nasogastric feeding tube may be required at night to prevent drops in blood sugar levels
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Glycogen branching deficiency: Complications

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Causes of Glycogen branching deficiency

  • The genetic condition is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner
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Misdiagnosis and Glycogen branching deficiency

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Prognosis for Glycogen branching deficiency

Prognosis for Glycogen branching deficiency: Some patients only suffer liver problems whereas other patients develop muscle problems as well. Symptoms tend to improve by adulthood unless liver and muscle problems develop.

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Definitions of Glycogen branching deficiency:

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

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More information about Glycogen branching deficiency

  1. Glycogen branching deficiency: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Complications
  7. Prognosis

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