An inherited disorder in which the body fails to carry out glycogen synthesis or breakdown, is known as Glycogen Storage Disease. When the enzymes required for the conversion of glucose into glycogen are defective, this condition arises. Poor growth, muscle cramps, low blood sugar, a greatly enlarged liver and a swollen belly are the symptoms associated with this condition. The treatment varies on the basis of the different types of Glycogen Storage Diseases.
HOW IS GLYCOGEN STORAGE DISEASE DIAGNOSED?
Most common type of Glycogen storage disease is-Type I (Von Gierke disease). It sums up to 90% of all the cases of glycogen storage disease.