Pompe Disease

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Last Updated: 03 May 2022

Pompe disease is an acquired disorder brought on by the accumulation of an intricate sugar called glycogen in the body's cells. Researchers have described three types of Pompe disease, which differ in severity and the age at which they show up. Affected babies might additionally stop working to gain weight and grow at the expected rate and have breathing troubles. The heart might be extraordinarily large, but affected individuals usually do not experience cardiac arrest. The muscular tissue weak point in this disorder brings about serious breathing issues, and most children with non-classic infantile-onset Pompe disease live only into early childhood years. The late-onset type of Pompe disease might not become apparent till later in childhood, teenage years, or the adult years. Late-onset Pompe disease is usually milder than the infantile-onset forms of this disorder and is less likely to entail the heart. Most people with late-onset Pompe disease experience progressive muscle weakness, particularly in the legs and the trunk, including the muscles that regulate breathing.

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