Andersen disease

gly·co·ge·no·sis type 4

(glī'kō-jĕ-nō'sis tīp)
Familial cirrhosis with storage of abnormal glycogen; glycogenosis due to deficiency of 1,4-α-glucan branching enzyme, resulting in accumulation of abnormal glycogen with long inner and outer chains in liver, kidney, muscle, and other tissues.
Synonym(s): Andersen disease.
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Andersen disease

[Dorothy H. Andersen, U.S. pediatrician, 1901–1963]
Glycogen storage disease, type IV.
See: glycogen storage disease
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Dorothy Hansine, U.S. pediatrician, 1901-1963.
Andersen disease - familial cirrhosis of the liver with storage of abnormal glycogen. Synonym(s): type 4 glycogenosis
Andersen syndrome - cystic fibrosis of the pancreas, vitamin A deficiency, and disease of the abdominal cavity. Synonym(s): Andersen triad
Andersen triad - Synonym(s): Andersen syndrome
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Type IV glycogen storage disease (type IV GSD), also known as Andersen disease or amylopectinosis, is a rare autosomal-recessive disorder caused by the deficiency of glycogen branching enzyme.