This is a genotype with recommended actions if clinically confirmed. In brief:
- Annual routine physical examination and review of diet.
- Avoid repetitive episodes of muscle damage that may lead to rhabdomyolysis and fixed weakness.
- Be aware risk for acute muscle damage from certain general anesthetics (usually muscle relaxants and inhaled anesthetics.
- Statin-induced myopathy risk may be increased 12-20 fold for all carriers of a PYGM pathogenic mutation.
The full ClinGen Actionability report about Glycogen storage disease V can be found here.
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