Gierke's disease


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Gierke's disease

 [gēr´kez]
glycogen storage disease (type I), a condition in which deficiency of the hepatic enzyme glucose-6-phosphatase results in liver and kidney involvement, with hepatomegaly, hypoglycemia, hyperuricemia, and gout. Called also von Gierke's disease and hepatorenal glycogenosis.

Gierke's disease, von Gierke's disease

see glycogenosis type I.