Renal glomerular and tubular abnormalities in glycogen storage disease type I

Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1988 Mar;112(3):271-4.


Three children had renal histopathologic findings indicative of glycogen storage disease type I. Glomerular basement membrane (GBM) alterations were present in the three patients, particularly so in the two patients with proteinuria. Thickening, lamellation, and glycogen deposition were the characteristic alterations in the GBM. Glomerulosclerosis was prominent in one patient. We suggest that the GBM alteration is related to the glomerular sclerosis and that both are related to metabolic derangements of glycogen storage disease type I.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Basement Membrane / pathology
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Glycogen / analysis
  • Glycogen Storage Disease Type I / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Kidney Glomerulus / pathology*
  • Kidney Glomerulus / ultrastructure
  • Kidney Tubules / pathology*
  • Kidney Tubules / ultrastructure
  • Male
  • Nephrosclerosis / pathology


  • Glycogen