This defect is related with an enzyme called the glycerol kinase. It is a rare genetic problem that also has symptoms like osteoporosis as well as learning disabilities and myopathy as well as adrenal cortex insufficiency. This condition can also lead to seizures.
HOW IS GLYCEROL KINASE DEFICIENCY DIAGNOSED?
The electrolyte profile of the person is taken to confirm the condition.
HOW IS GLYCEROL KINASE DEFICIENCY TREATED?
Treatment for Glycerol Kinase Deficiency are focussed on curing and healing the symptoms as there is no immediate cure for this disease. Generally the use of corticosteroids, glucose infusion, or mineralocorticoids are suggested for balancing the hormones and regulating metabolism too. In some cases, glucose infusion is done with insulin infusion too.
DID YOU KNOW?
This disease is incurable. Though, it can be managed but not treated fully.