A screening method for liver glycogen diseases

J. Fernandes, F. Huijing, J. H. Van De Kamer

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Blood lactate levels were followed during oral hexose tolerance tests in 18 patients with different types of liver glycogenosis. 5 patients with glucose-6-phosphatase deficiency were given a glucose tolerance test, 5 patients with a deficiency of the debranching enzyme system, and 8 patients with a deficiency of the phosphorylase system were given glucose, fructose, and galactose tolerance tests. All patients were also given a glucagon tolerance test, with estimation of blood glucose levels. Using these tests a screening procedure for the three commonest types of liver glycogen disease has been developed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)311-317
Number of pages7
JournalArchives of Disease in Childhood
Issue number235
StatePublished - 1969
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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