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Where do you get Pompe disease?

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You get Pompe disease from your parents. To get it, you have to inherit two flawed genes, one from each parent.

You can have one gene and not have symptoms of the disease.

What symptoms you have, when they start, and how much trouble they are can be very different for different people.

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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