We report a 51-yr-old woman with late-onset progressive weakness affecting proximal limb muscles. Muscle biopsy revealed a vacuolar myopathy with accumulation of amylopectin-like polysaccharide resembling the polyglucosan found in type IV glycogenosis and adult-onset polyglucosan body disease. A biochemical study ruled out specific enzymatic defects known to cause storage of this abnormal material. Our case confirms the existence of a 'polyglucosan body myopathy' as a distinct clinicopathological entity in which the biochemical defect is unknown.

Polyglucosan body myopathy: a new case

TONIN, PAOLA;TOMELLERI, Giuliano;RIZZUTO, Nicolo'
1992-01-01

Abstract

We report a 51-yr-old woman with late-onset progressive weakness affecting proximal limb muscles. Muscle biopsy revealed a vacuolar myopathy with accumulation of amylopectin-like polysaccharide resembling the polyglucosan found in type IV glycogenosis and adult-onset polyglucosan body disease. A biochemical study ruled out specific enzymatic defects known to cause storage of this abnormal material. Our case confirms the existence of a 'polyglucosan body myopathy' as a distinct clinicopathological entity in which the biochemical defect is unknown.
Myopathy; polyglucosan; branching enzyme
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