Glycogen storage diseases

Glycogen storage diseases (GSDs) are a group of metabolic disorders that result from defects in either making glycogen or breaking down glycogen into glucose for use as an energy source. These defects generally result in a buildup of abnormal or normal glycogen in the liver and muscles (Glycogen storage disease type 0 results from an inability to make glycogen which results in decreases in glycogen levels in the liver and is apparently not considered a true GSD despite the name . . .). Liver issues are the most common result but other tissues can also be affected, including skeletal muscle, the cardiovascular system, kidneys and nervous tissue.

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