Cori's disease


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Forbes' disease

 [forbz]
glycogen storage disease (type III), a condition in which deficiency of the debrancher enzyme dextrin-1,6-glucosidase affects the heart and liver, with hepatomegaly, hypoglycemia, acidosis, stunted growth, and a doll-like face. Called also Cori's disease and limit dextrinosis.

Cori's disease

[kôr′ēz]
Etymology: Carl F. Cori; Gerty T. Cori
a rare type of glycogen storage disease, in which the lack of an enzyme results in abnormally large deposits of glycogen in the liver, skeletal muscles, and heart. Signs are an enlarged liver, hypoglycemia, acidosis, and, occasionally, stunted growth. Symptoms can be controlled by giving the patient frequent small meals rich in carbohydrate and protein. Also called Forbes' disease; glycogenosis; glycogen storage disease, type III.

Cori's disease

see glycogenosis type III.