Glycogen storage disease 1B
A metabolic disorder characterized by impairment of terminal steps of glycogenolysis and gluconeogenesis. Patients manifest a wide range of clinical symptoms and biochemical abnormalities, including hypoglycemia, severe hepatomegaly due to excessive accumulation of glycogen, kidney enlargement, growth retardation, lactic acidemia, hyperlipidemia, and hyperuricemia. Glycogen storage disease type 1B patients also present a tendency towards infections associated with neutropenia, relapsing aphthous gingivostomatitis, and inflammatory bowel disease.
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