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Glycogen storage disease type 6


Other Names for this Disease

  • Glycogen storage disease 6
  • GSD6
  • Hers disease
  • Phosphorylase deficiency glycogen-storage disease of liver
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Your Question

When a person has an autosomal recessive condition like glycogen storage disease type VI, what is the likelihood that their child will have the disorder?

Our Answer

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What is the chance that a child of an individual with glycogen storage disease type 6 will also have this condition?

The chance that a child of an individual who has glycogen storage disease type 6 will also have this condition depends on whether the unaffected parent is a carrier of this disease.
  • If the unaffected parent is not a carrier, each child will not be affected but will be a carrier for this condition.
  • If the unaffected parent is a carrier, each child has a 50% chance of being affected by the condition and a 50% chance of being an unaffected carrier.

Genetic testing may help to determine if the unaffected parent is a carrier, and speaking with a genetics professional may help a couple to better understand the chance of future offspring inheriting this condition.

Last updated: 12/4/2012

How can I find a genetics professional in my area?

Genetics clinics are a source of information for individuals and families regarding genetic conditions, treatment, inheritance, and genetic risks to other family members. More information about genetic consultations is available from Genetics Home Reference. To find a genetics clinic, we recommend that you contact your primary healthcare provider for a referral.

The following online resources can help you find a genetics professional in your community:

Last updated: 11/28/2012
Other Names for this Disease
  • Glycogen storage disease 6
  • GSD6
  • Hers disease
  • Phosphorylase deficiency glycogen-storage disease of liver
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.