Acta Neuropathologica

, Volume 14, Issue 3, pp 194–200 | Cite as

Glycogenosis of the central nervous system in the cat

  • B. Sandström
  • J. Westman
  • P. A. Öckerman
Original Investigations


A case of glycogenosis in the cat involving the central nervous system is reported. The electron microscopic picture is highly suggestive of Pompe's disease.

Glycogen storage disease in an animal has not been reported before. From the present study it appears to be possible to achieve a strain of cats with this disease, which would greatly facilitate further research.


Electronmicroscopy Glycogenosis Central Nervous System 


Ein Fall von Glykogenose bei der Katze wird beschrieben. Die Krankheit hat das Zentralnervensystem befallen und zeigt das gleiche ultrastrukturelle Aussehen wie die Pompesche Krankheit.

Glycogenosis bei einem Tier ist bisher nicht beschrieben worden. Als Erleichterung zukünftiger Forschungen dürfte es nunmehr möglich sein, einen Katzenstamm mit dieser Krankheit zu züchten.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Sandström
    • 1
  • J. Westman
    • 1
  • P. A. Öckerman
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Human AnatomyUniversity of UppsalaUppsalaSweden
  2. 2.Department of Clinical ChemistryUniversity HospitalLundSweden

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