Medicine & USMLE

Cori Disease (Type III)

Glycogen Storage Diseases
  1. Pompe Disease (Type II)
  2. Von Gierke (Type I)
  3. Cori Disease (Type III)
  4. McArdle Disease (Type V)

Cori Disease, also called glycogen storage disease type III (GSD-III) or Forbes disease, is an autosomal recessive glycogen storage disease caused by a deficiency of an enzyme called glycogen debranching enzyme, also called alpha-1,6-glucosidase.

The deficiency of debranching enzyme leads to the accumulation of branched glycogen chains (limit dextrins) in the lysosomes of cells of various organs. Symptoms include hepatomegaly and hypoglycemia.

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