How common is Pompe disease?
Pompe disease is a relatively common lysosomal storage disorder that affects around 1 in 40,000 individuals in the United States. The frequency of Pompe disease varies based on geographical region and ethnic background. There is an increased incidence of Pompe disease amongst Africa Americans affecting ~1:14,000 individuals. To learn more about how certain diseases can be more common in particular ethnic groups, see https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/primer/inheritance/ethnicgroup.
Genetics Home Reference - https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/pompe-disease
Leslie, N., MD, & Tinkle, B. T., MD, PhD. (2007, August 31). Glycogen Storage Disease Type II (Pompe Disease) Synonyms: Acid Alpha-Glucosidase Deficiency, Acid Maltase Deficiency, GAA Deficiency, GSD II, Glycogenosis Type II. Retrieved June 14, 2016, from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1261/