Diagnosing Glycogen Storage Disease
There are several different types of glycogen storage disease, the most common of which are:
- Von Gierke's disease (type I)
- Pompe disease (type II)
- Forbes-Cori disease (type III)
- Andersen’s disease (type IV)
- McArdle disease (GSD V)
- GSD VI
- GSD IX
- GSD 0
This class of diseases is most often diagnosed in babies but may be diagnosed in adults as well.
Managing the Complications of Glycogen Storage Diseases
Complications vary depending on the type of glycogen storage disease; however, they can include:
- Liver problems
- Low blood sugar
- Gastrointestinal concerns such as inflammatory bowel disease
- Growth and developmental delays
- Lung problems
- Heart problems
Additional complications can include muscle disease, blood disorders, and kidney problems.
Because so many body systems can be affected, our team closely monitors your or your child’s condition and works with specialists throughout Duke, including experts in cardiology, pulmonology, gastroenterology, endocrinology, and nutrition. Our physical and occupational therapists and speech pathologists may also work with you to develop muscle strength and improve other weaknesses.