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ALG13-Congenital Disorder of Glycosylation (ALG13-CDG): Updated clinical and molecular review and clinical management guidelines

ALG13-Congenital Disorder of Glycosylation (CDG), is a rare X-linked CDG caused by pathogenic variants in ALG13 (OMIM 300776) that affects the N-linked glycosylation pathway. Affected individuals present with a predominantly neurological manifestation during infancy. Epileptic spasms are a common presenting symptom of ALG13-CDG. Other common phenotypes include developmental delay, seizures, intellectual disability, microcephaly, and hypotonia. Current management of ALG13-CDG is targeted to address patients’ symptoms. To date, less than 100 individuals have been reported with ALG13-CDG. In this article, an international group of experts in CDG reviewed all reported individuals affected with ALG13-CDG and suggested diagnostic and management guidelines for ALG13-CDG.