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ALG12-Congenital Disorder of Glycosylation (ALG12-CDG)
Alternative Names: Congenital Disorder of Glycosylation Type Ig (CDG-1G or CDG1G)
Disease Category: Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation
A rare, inherited condition caused by a dysfunctional enzyme that cannot add mannose to proteins or fats. Symptoms manifest during infancy or early childhood, including failure to thrive, decreased muscle tone, developmental delay, intellectual disability, seizures, skeletal abnormalities, unusual facial features, sensorineural hearing loss (hearing loss caused by damage to the inner ear or the nerve from the ear to the brain), and heart muscle weakness.
Research groups studying this disease
Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation
The investigators are conducting a natural history study of patients with congenital disorders of glycosylation (CDG). The study will look into the progression of the disease amongst the participants and also look at the clinical symptoms and how they vary amongst different diseased population groups. The participants will be asked to fill out questionnaires either on their own or with a provider that will grade the severity of disease and document symptoms and diet. Participants will have an opportunity to submit blood, urine, and stool samples that will be tested for biomarkers for CDG. Participants will also complete dietary food records, physical exams, CDG scores, and the PROMIS questionnaires to assess disease progression and severity.
A patient-led infrastructure for research, awareness, and education for Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation.
Promotes awareness of congenital disorders of glycosylation (CDG) and NGLY1-deficiency, provides resources, and funds scientific research.
Connects patients and families affected by congenital disorders of glycosylation (CDG) to clinicians and researchers in Canada and globally.