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polyglucosan body diseases

Tuesday 3 January 2006

Group of diseases characterized by cytoplasmic polyglucosan bodies.

Types

- Lafora bodies

  • Lafora disease

- Lafora body-like inclusions

  • Disulfiram treatment

- polyglucosan body diseases

Synopsis

- deposits of polyglucosan bodies in striated and smooth muscle fibers, in histiocytes, fibroblasts, perineurial cells, axons and astrocytes.

See also

- cellular inclusions

  • cytoplasmic inclusions
    • polyglucosan bodies

- polyglucosan body myopathy

References

- Cavanagh JB. Corpora-amylacea and the family of polyglucosan diseases. Brain Res Brain Res Rev. 1999 Apr;29(2-3):265-95. PMID: 10209236