Study of Glycogen Storage Disease and Associated Disorders
Glycogen, is the storage form of glucose. It is usually formed from sugar and stored in the liver. When tissues, such as muscle, need glucose for fuel the stored glycogen is converted into glucose with the help of enzymes produced in the body. Glycogen storage disease (GSD) refers to a group of conditions characterized by abnormal storage of glycogen due to the absence of particular enzymes needed in the process of storing and using glycogen.
This study addresses the related metabolic abnormalities of glycogen storage disease (GSD). As patients with disorders of glycogen metabolism are followed it becomes apparent that the condition is much more complex than initially thought.
Researchers believe that patients suffering from glycogen storage disorders should be followed and monitored for other heritable metabolic disorders.
This study will attempt to determine the frequency of associated disorders in patients with GSD. In addition, the study will look at the current management of these patients to see if the prognosis and course of the disease is changed.
|Glycogen Storage Disease|
|Official Title:||A Study of Collateral Disorders of Glycogen Storage Disease|
|Study Start Date:||November 1992|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||April 2001|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00001342
|United States, Maryland|
|National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892|