Glycogen Storage Disease Type V
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Glycogen storage disease type V (GSD-V or McArdle disease) is the most common disorder of skeletal muscle carbohydrate metabolism and one of most frequent genetic myopathies (prevalence ~1:100000). Twelve different types of glycogen storage disease have been described (type 0, I-VII, IX, XI-XIII), which result from defects in glycogen synthesis and breakdown principally in the muscle and liver, although other tissues can also be affected. GSD-V is caused by the lack of the muscle glycogen phosphorylase (myophosphorylase) enzyme. Although symptoms typically begin during the first ten years of life, the age of diagnosis can vary significantly. The characteristic symptoms of GSD-V are exercise intolerance, myalgia (muscle pain), muscle stiffness and contractures, quick fatigue as well as hyperCKemia and myoglobinuria (dark, burgundy-colored urine due to the presence of myoglobin, a protein found in heart and muscles). These symptoms are usually caused by isometric or uninterrupted aerobic exercise. Currently, there is no cure for GSD-V. To manage GSD-V, medical professionals suggest that people affected avoid intense exercise and a completely inactive lifestyle, but do engage in consistent, reasonable aerobic exercise.
Association for Glycogen Storage Disease
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Association for Glycogen Storage Disease (UK) Ltd
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CLIMB (Children Living with Inherited Metabolic Diseases)
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Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
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Muscular Dystrophy Association
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Last Updated: 6/11/2015
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