Congenital defects of glycosylation: Novel presentations with mainly neurological involvement and variable dysmorphic features

İNCİ A., Cengiz B., BİBEROĞLU G., OKUR İ., ARHAN E., ÖNER A. Y. , ...More

American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part A, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/ajmg.a.62247
  • Title of Journal : American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part A


© 2021 Wiley Periodicals LLC.The pathophysiology of congenital defects of glycosylation (CDG) is complex and the diagnosis has been a challenge because of the overlapping clinical signs and symptoms as well as a large number of disorders. Isoelectric focusing of transferrin has been used as a screening method but has limitations. Individual enzyme or molecular genetic tests have been difficult to perform. In this study, we aimed to describe CDG patients who were referred to from different departments either without a preliminary diagnosis or suspected to have a genetic disorder other than CDG. The patients were diagnosed mainly with a 450 gene next-generation DNA sequencing panel for inborn errors of metabolism, which also included 25 genes for CDG. A total of 862 patients were investigated with the panel, whereby homozygous (10) or compound heterozygous (4) mutations were found in a total of 14 (1.6%) patients. A total of 13 different mutations were discovered, 10 of them being novel. Interestingly, none of the patients was suspected to have a CDG before referral. This report expands the clinical/laboratory findings in patients with CDG and stresses on the fact that CDG should be in the differential list for pediatric patients presented with nonspecific dysmorphic features and neurological delays/regression. Also, next-generation DNA sequencing with panel approach was noticed to have a significant diagnostic potential in patients presented with nonspecific neurologic and dysmorphic findings.