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Glycogen Storage Disease VIII

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Synonyms of Glycogen Storage Disease VIII

  • Glycogenosis Type VIII
  • Hepatic Phosphorylase Kinase Deficiency
  • Phosphorylase Kinase Deficiency of Liver
  • PYKL

Disorder Subdivisions

  • No subdivisions found.

General Discussion

Glycogen storage disease VIII is one of a group of hereditary disorders caused by a lack of one or more enzymes involved in glycogen synthesis or breakdown and characterized by deposition of abnormal amounts or types of glycogen in tissues. Excessive amounts of glycogen (which acts to store energy for later use) are deposited in the liver, causing it to become enlarged (hepatomegaly).

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