Low anal sphincter tone in infantile-onset Pompe Disease: An emerging clinical issue in enzyme replacement therapy patients requiring special attention

Journal Article

Pompe Disease (PD) is a lysosomal storage disease caused by acid α-glucosidase deficiency. The infantile form typically results in death in the first year of life. Patient survival has improved with enzyme replacement therapy (ERT), but new complications are being recognized. We report three cases of infantile onset PD on ERT who present with a new finding of poor anal tone, a finding that requires special attention for further complications such as rectal prolapse. © 2012.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tan, QKG; Cheah, SM; Dearmey, SM; Kishnani, PS

Published Date

  • 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 108 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 142 - 144

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1096-7192

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ymgme.2012.11.013