PMM2-CDG caused by uniparental disomy: Case report and literature review

Laurien Vaes, George E. Tiller, Belén Pérez, Suzanne W. Boyer, Susan A. Berry, Kyriakie Sarafoglou, Eva Morava

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Background: Phosphomannomutase 2 deficiency (PMM2-CDG) affects glycosylation pathways such as the N-glycosylation pathway, resulting in loss of function of multiple proteins. This disorder causes multisystem involvement with a high variability among patients. PMM2-CDG is an autosomal recessive disorder, which can be caused by inheriting two pathogenic variants, de novo mutations or uniparental disomy. Case Presentation: Our patient presented with multisystem symptoms at an early age including developmental delay, ataxia, and seizures. No diagnosis was obtained till the age of 31 years, when genetic testing was reinitiated. The patient was diagnosed with a complete maternal mixed hetero/isodisomy of chromosome 16, with a homozygous pathogenic PMM2 variant (p.Phe119Leu) causing PMM2-CDG. A literature review revealed eight cases of uniparental disomy as an underlying cause of CDG, four of which are PMM2-CDG. Conclusion: Since the incidence of homozygosity for PMM2 variants is rare, we suggest further investigations for every homozygous PMM2-CDG patient where the segregation does not fit. These investigations include testing for UPD or a deletion in one of the two alleles, as this will have an impact on recurrence risk in genetic counseling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)16-21
Number of pages6
JournalJIMD Reports
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020


  • CDG
  • PMM2-CDG
  • chromosome 16
  • congenital disorders of glycosylation
  • homozygosity
  • uniparental isodisomy
  • whole exome sequencing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)


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