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Progressive myoclonic epilepsy as an expanding phenotype of NGLY1-associated congenital deglycosylation disorder: A case report and review of the literature

NGLY1-associated congenital disorder of deglycosylation (CDDG1: OMIM #615273) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder caused by a functional impairment of endoplasmic reticulum in degradation of glycoproteins. Neurocognitive dysfunctions have been documented in patients with CDDG1; however, deteriorating phenotypes of affected individuals remain elusive. A Japanese boy with delayed psychomotor development showed ataxic movements from age 5 years and myoclonic seizures from age 12 years. Appetite loss, motor and cognitive decline became evident at age 12 years. Electrophysiological studies identified paroxysmal discharges on myoclonic seizure and a giant somatosensory evoked potential.