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How does Pompe disease develop?

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Pompe disease happens when your body can't make a protein that breaks down a complex sugar, called glycogen, for energy. Too much sugar builds up and damages your muscles and organs.

From: Pompe Disease WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

NINDS: "NINDS Pompe Disease Information Page."

NIH: "Pompe disease."

Genetics Home Reference: "Pompe disease."

Emory University: "Pompe Disease: What You Need to Know."

Kishnani, P. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part C (Seminars in Medical Genetics), 2012.

AGSDUS: "Glycogen and Glycogen Storage Diseases" and "Type II Glycogen Storage Disease."

Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center: "Pompe Disease Clinical and Research Program."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on May 11, 2018

SOURCES:

NINDS: "NINDS Pompe Disease Information Page."

NIH: "Pompe disease."

Genetics Home Reference: "Pompe disease."

Emory University: "Pompe Disease: What You Need to Know."

Kishnani, P. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part C (Seminars in Medical Genetics), 2012.

AGSDUS: "Glycogen and Glycogen Storage Diseases" and "Type II Glycogen Storage Disease."

Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center: "Pompe Disease Clinical and Research Program."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on May 11, 2018

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