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Glycogen debranching deficiency

Glycogen debranching deficiency: Introduction

Glycogen debranching deficiency: A rare metabolic disorder where an enzyme deficiency (amylo-1,6-glucosidase) 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 debranching deficiency is available below.

Symptoms of Glycogen debranching deficiency

Treatments for Glycogen debranching 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 debranching deficiency: Complications

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Causes of Glycogen debranching deficiency

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

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Prognosis for Glycogen debranching deficiency

Prognosis for Glycogen debranching 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 debranching deficiency:

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Glycogen debranching deficiency as a "rare disease".
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  1. Glycogen debranching deficiency: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Complications
  7. Prognosis
 

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