Glycogen storage disease type 3
Other Names for this Disease
- Forbes disease
- Cori disease
- Limit dextrinosis
- Amylo-1,6-glucosidase deficiency
- Glycogen debrancher deficiency
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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