CONGENITAL DISORDER OF GLYCOSYLATION, TYPE Ib was first described in QuÃ©bec, Canada.
It is characterized by chronic diarrhea with failure to thrive, protein-losing enteropathy, coagulopathy and occasionnaly hepatic fibrosis.
Mannose therapy improves the general condition and the digestive symptoms of these patients. However, it does not prevent liver fibrosis, as demonstrated in this paper:
Mol Genet Metab. 2007 Oct 16; [Epub ahead of print]
Mention K, Lacaille F, Valayannopoulos V, Romano S, Kuster A, Cretz M, Zaidan H,
Galmiche L, Jaubert F, Keyzer YD, Seta N, Lonlay PD.
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