Problem

Glycogen storage diseases


Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Glycogen storage disease
Glycogogenosis disorders
Glycogneosis disorders
GSD
Nature:
Glucose is a major source of energy for the body. It is stored in the form of glycogen in both the liver and muscles and later released with the help of enzymes. Persons affected by GSD have an inherited defect in one of the enzymes responsible for forming or releasing glycogen as it is needed by the body during exercise and/or between meals. GSD can affect the liver, the muscles or both.
Values:
Disease
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
09.08.2003 – 00:00 CEST