Glycogen Storage Disease Type III (GSDIII)
What is GSDIII also called Cori Disease, Forbe's
Disease or Debrancher Enzyme Deficiency?
Glycogen Storage Disease type 3 is an inherited condition caused
by a defect in a gene that controls the breakdown of a complex
sugar called glycogen in the body's cells. Because the glycogen can
not break down the accumulated glycogen is structurally abnormal
and impairs the function of certain organs and tissues, especially
the liver and muscles. It is also called Cori Disease, Forbe's
Disease or Debrancher Enzyme Deficiency. For more information on
Glycogen Storage Disease Type 3 click
It is recommended that all vaccinations be kept up-to-date and
that the Helpatisis B Vaccine also be considered. For general
vaccination recommendation for people with a neuromuscular
condition please click here.
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