About Pompe Disease
Pompe disease is a type of LSD. LSD refers to a group of diseases arising from the accumulation of specific substrates. LSDs are progressive and have variable age of onset and clinical symptoms. LSDs are inherited autosomal recessive disorders. Pompe disease has two broad sub-types: infantile-onset Pompe disease and adult-onset Pompe disease. Pompe disease occurs as a result of mutations in the GAA gene. These mutations are responsible for the preventing the action of the enzyme acid alpha-glucosidase, which is responsible for catabolizing glycogen, thereby allowing sugar to accumulate and reach toxic levels in the lysosomes of cells. The buildup of glycogen in certain organs and tissues, mostly in the muscles, hinders the normal functions of organs. Pompe disease is an autosomal recessive disease.This implies that both the parents pass on one abnormally mutated copy of the gene to their child. A parent carrying an abnormal copy of the gene is known as a carrier. Pompe disease affects both men and women, irrespective of the gender. Pompe disease affects people across all ethnicities and races. Individuals affected with Pompe disease acquire the disease at birth, however, the onset of symptoms varies extensively. More than 300 genetic mutations that can cause Pompe disease have been identified by the researchers till date. Though there is no cure for Pompe disease, diet therapy and enzyme replacement therapy are effective in reducing the clinical manifestations of the disease.
Analysts forecast the Global Pompe Disease market to grow at a CAGR of 11.79 percent over the period 2014-2019.
Covered in this Report
This report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the Global Pompe Disease market for the period 2015-2019. To calculate the market size, the report considers revenue from the sales of drugs available in the market for the management of Pompe disease.
The report also presents the vendor landscape and a...