Glycogen storage disease type 3
Other Names for this Disease
- Amylo-1,6-glucosidase deficiency
- Cori disease
- Cori-Forbes disease
- Forbes disease
- GDE deficiency
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.
On this page
Glycogen storage disease type 3 (GSDIII) is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner. This means that mutations in both copies of the disease-causing gene (usually one inherited from each parent) are necessary to cause the condition. Individuals with one abnormal copy of the gene are referred to as carriers; carriers are unaffected and typically do not show any signs or symptoms of the condition. When two carriers for an autosomal recessive condition have children together, each child has a 25% (1 in 4) risk to have the condition, a 50% (1 in 2) risk to be a carrier like each of his/her parents, and a 25% chance to not be a carrier and not have the condition.
Last updated: 2/13/2012