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As ultra rare conditions, muscle GSDs must be managed by a specialist. However, issues can arise in primary care, so general practitioners need to be well briefed. This booklet addresses that need in McArdle disease.
Please also see the “Clinical Practice Guidelines”, particularly Section 7: General Medical Care.
You may access these online, or download a PDF free from our Publications page.
  • Concerned about baseline levels of Creatine Kinase (CK or CPK) ?

  • Needing to know the inheritance pattern, to counsel a patient?

  • Not clear what constitutes an emergency in McArdle disease?

  • Want information on what is safe for physiotherapy?

  • Unsure of the risks of medications, general anaesthetic or tourniquets?

All the answers, and a lot more besides, are in this 20 page briefing.


Originated by AGSD-UK, this booklet is now published by IamGSD. It has been produced by Euromac in French, German, Greek, Italian, Spanish, Catalan and Turkish. You can download PDFs of these languages.

The booklet takes a few moments to load, you can then turn through the pages, search it and even install a copy on your computer (see the controls at foot).
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