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Glycogen storage disease type 2B

Glycogen storage disease type 2B: Introduction

Glycogen storage disease type 2B: A rare inherited biochemical disorder involving the harmful accumulation of certain chemicals (glycogen) in body tissues due to the deficiency of an enzyme (?-glucosidase or acid maltase) needed to break it down. Type IIB usually starts during childhood. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Glycogen storage disease type 2B is available below.

Symptoms of Glycogen storage disease type 2B

Treatments for Glycogen storage disease type 2B

  • A heart transplant can cure the heart problem. A pacemaker can help manage heart rhythm problems which can be fatal. Physical therapy may be needed prevent limb movement problems due to muscle weakness. Regular monitoring of the heart condition is essential and genetic counseling is recommended
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Glycogen storage disease type 2B: Complications

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Prognosis for Glycogen storage disease type 2B

Prognosis for Glycogen storage disease type 2B: The extent and severity of the condition is variable - some patients don't have muscle problems or mental retardation. Females are carriers and such tend to have a later onset of symptoms but may still develop quite severe symptoms. Sudden death due to heart failure can occur during the teenage years for males and in the forties for females. Heart symptoms can progress quite rapidly, going from virtually no symptoms to heart failure within six months in some cases. Most male patients die before the age of twenty but female patients can live for up to 40 years or longer.

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