Type Ib Glycogen Storage Disease Follow-up

Updated: Apr 11, 2017
  • Author: Wayne E Anderson, DO, FAHS, FAAN; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Follow-up

Deterrence/Prevention

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  • Early diet therapy may help prevent hepatic disease, including hepatocellular carcinoma.

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Complications

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  • Hypoglycemic seizures

  • Nephropathy with renal failure

  • Hepatic adenoma with potential malignant transformation

  • Inflammatory bowel disease (Recent evidence of an elevated platelet count in patients may be a warning sign of inflammatory bowel disease.)

  • Recurrent pulmonary and skin infections, likely secondary to neutropenia.

  • Secondary diabetes mellitus (may be a late complication)

  • Acute myelogenous leukemia (Pinsk and colleagues suggest surveillance for acute myelogenous leukemia as a potential complication of GSD Ib. [13] )

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Prognosis

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  • The disorder is not curable.

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