Glycogen storage disease type 6
Other Names for this Disease
- Glycogen storage disease 6
- Hers disease
- Phosphorylase deficiency glycogen-storage disease of liver
Your QuestionWhen a person has an autosomal recessive condition like glycogen storage disease type VI, what is the likelihood that their child will have the disorder?
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- If the unaffected parent is not a carrier, each child will not be affected but will be a carrier for this condition.
- If the unaffected parent is a carrier, each child has a 50% chance of being affected by the condition and a 50% chance of being an unaffected carrier.
Genetic testing may help to determine if the unaffected parent is a carrier, and speaking with a genetics professional may help a couple to better understand the chance of future offspring inheriting this condition.
Genetics clinics are a source of information for individuals and families regarding genetic conditions, treatment, inheritance, and genetic risks to other family members. More information about genetic consultations is available from Genetics Home Reference. To find a genetics clinic, we recommend that you contact your primary healthcare provider for a referral.
The following online resources can help you find a genetics professional in your community:
- GeneTests has a searchable directory of US and international genetics and prenatal diagnosis clinics.
- The National Society of Genetic Counselors provides a searchable directory of US and international genetic counseling services.
- The American College of Medical Genetics has a searchable database of US genetics clinics.
- The University of Kansas Medical Center provides a list of US and international genetic centers, clinics, and departments.
- The American Society of Human Genetics maintains a database of its members, which includes individuals who live outside of the United States. Visit the link to obtain a list of the geneticists in your country, some of whom may be researchers that do not provide medical care.