Summary. Before 2006, Pompe disease or glycogenosis storage disease type II was an incurable disease whose treatment was merely palliative. The development of a recombinant human alpha-glucosidase enzymatic replacement therapy has become the frst specifc treatment for this illness. The aim of this guide is to serve as reference for the management of the late-onset Pompe disease, the type of Pompe disease that develops after one year of age. In the guide a group of Spanish experts make specifc recommendations about diagnosis, follow-up and treatment of this illness. With regard to diagnosis, the dried blood spots method is essential as the frst step for the diagnosis of Pompe disease. The confrmation of the diagnosis of Pompe disease must be made by means of an study of enzymatic activity in isolated lymphocytes or a mutation analysis of the alpha-glucosidase gene. With regard to treatment with enzymatic replacement therapy, the experts say that is efective improving or stabilizating the motor function and the respiratory function and it must be introduced when the frst symptoms attributable to Pompe disease appear.
|Translated title of the contribution||Clinical guidelines for late-onset pompe disease|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Revista de neurologia|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|