Fast Five Quiz: Glycogen Storage Disease Type II (Pompe Disease)

Wayne E. Anderson, DO


August 06, 2021

Figure 1. Microscopic view of Pompe disease.

Glycogen storage disease type II is inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern, which means both copies of the gene in each cell have mutations. To have an autosomal recessive disorder, a person inherits two mutated genes, one from each parent. The health of the parents is rarely affected because they have only one mutated gene (recessive gene) and one normal gene (dominant gene) for the condition.

Learn more about the genetics of glycogen storage disease type II.


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