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About Pompe Disease

  • Pompe disease is an inherited Lysosomal Storage Disorder (LSD) caused by a deficiency of the enzyme acid alpha-glucosidase (GAA).
  • Reduced or absent levels of GAA lead to the accumulation of the substrate glycogen in the lysosomes of muscles and other tissues.
  • Progressive accumulation of glycogen is believed to lead to the morbidity and mortality associated with Pompe disease, including muscle weakness and respiratory insufficiency

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