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APBD simplified | Rare disease

APBD simplified


Mnemonic Device for APBD 0:31

Glycogen Animation 2  1:51

An animation about APBD, Adult Polyglucosan Body Disease. A genetic disorder that causes low activity of the enzyme called, Glycogen Branching Enzyme (GBE1).


Rare disease

What is a rare disease? 2:13

In the United States, any disease that affects fewer than 200,000 people is considered rare. There are nearly 7,000 rare diseases.
Although each disorder alone affects a small number of patients, together they impact nearly 30 million Americans — that’s about one in every 10 people. Two-thirds of these are children.



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