A case of adult polyglucosan body disease

Seung Yeob Lee, Jae Hyeon Park, Se Hun Kim, Tai Seung Kim, Woo Joo Kim, Young Chul Choi

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Adult polyglucosan body disease (APBD) is a rare neurological disease, characterized by adult onset (fifth to seventh decades), progressive sensorimotor or pure motor peripheral neuropathy, upper motor neuron symptoms, neurogenic bladder, and cognitive impairment. APBD is confirmed by a sural nerve biopsy that shows the widespread presence of polyglucosan bodies in the nerve. We report a 70 year old male patient who exhibited progressive weakness in all extremities and dementia. His electrodiagnostic studies showed sensorimotor polyneuropathy and muscle pathology that consisted of polyglucosan bodies located in small peripheral nerves. This is the first case of APBD reported in Korea.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)701-703
Number of pages3
JournalYonsei medical journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Aug

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