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Understanding Late Onset Pompe Disease (edition 2018)

by Kimberly Maxwell, Shawn deLoache

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Title:Understanding Late Onset Pompe Disease
Authors:Kimberly Maxwell
Other authors:Shawn deLoache
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Understanding Late Onset Pompe Disease by Kimberly Maxwell

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"Pompe Disease" is a carbohydrate storage disease, caused by an inability to digest glycogen sufficiently. The glycogen builds up in muscles, causing discomfort, pain, and weakness. The disease is hereditary, being caused by inheritance of a recessive mutation from each of the victim's parents.

This small, 16-page book introduces the disease to children and adolescents who suffer from it. The information is presented as a fantasy in cartoon format, as two characters (Shaylee and Jesse) take a tour into cells of the body to witness the cause of the problem.

As an informational source, the book is entertaining and informative, and the illustrations are excellently rendered. As for the two characters pictured (a pre-teen boy and a teenage girl), they are real people (their photographs appear on the back cover). For what it is, this little book(let) will be of use to youngsters who have developed the symptoms of the disease along with their siblings and other relatives. The disease is rare, however, so its audience will be as well. ( )
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