Glycogen Storage Disease IV

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Are there other medical problems with glycogen storage disease IV?

People with glycogen storage disease IV (GSD IV) have a buildup of the sugar glycogen stored in their liver and muscles. This can cause the immune system to attack the stores of glycogen, causing muscle weakness and liver disease. Children can also develop cardiomyopathy, a weakening and enlargement of the heart muscle. People with GSD IV should see a doctor for their liver (hepatologist), their heart (cardiologist) and a nutritionist.

SOURCE: Emory University - Department of Human Genetics in collaboration with ThinkGenetic • https://www.thinkgenetic.com/diseases/glycogen-storage-disease-iv/living-with/5648 • DATE UPDATED: 2016-06-16

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