late-onset Pompe disease

LOPD can be misdiagnosed as inflammatory muscle disease: Study

A man with late-onset Pompe disease (LOPD) was initially misdiagnosed with an inflammatory muscle disease called polymyositis, according to a case study highlighting the need to incorporate imaging tests in clinical practice to reduce the delay in diagnosis and treatment. After medication failed to improve his muscle strength, the…

Regular physical activity boosts well-being in adults with Pompe

Staying physically active according to the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines and engaging in a personalized exercise program can significantly improve the physical well-being of adults with late-onset Pompe disease, a small study found. Moreover, regular physical activity was seen to delay disease progression among the study’s participants. “Endurance,…

Antibodies to ERT may not limit response in LOPD

Nearly 1 in 4 adults with late-onset Pompe disease develop high levels of antibodies against enzyme replacement therapy (ERT). However, that does not mean they have a reduced response to treatment, a systematic review study has revealed. The findings are in line with previous data from patients with…

Disease severity varies widely in LOPD gene therapy screening

Disease severity varied widely among adults with late-onset Pompe disease who underwent screening to assess their eligibility to participate in a gene therapy clinical trial, a study reports. Elevated levels of antibodies against the viral delivery vector were one of the exclusion criteria, suggesting that future studies may use…

Pombiliti plus Opfolda approved for LOPD in the UK

Pombiliti (cipaglucosidase alfa) plus Opfolda (miglustat), a two-part therapy formerly known as AT-GAA, has been approved by the U.K.’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) as a treatment for adults with late-onset Pompe disease (LOPD). “The MHRA approvals for Pombiliti and Opfolda are a major step forward for adults…

Opfolda joins Pombiliti in treating LOPD patients across EU

The enzyme stabilizer Opfolda (miglustat), one part of the two-component therapy formerly known as AT-GAA (cipaglucosidase alfa/miglustat), has been approved by the European Commission to treat adults with late-onset Pompe disease (LOPD). The news comes a few months after the other part of AT-GAA, the enzyme replacement Pombiliti…