Autosomal recessive spastic paraplegia type 26

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Autosomal recessive spastic paraplegia type 26

Synonyms: GM2 synthase deficiency | SPG26

Autosomal recessive spastic paraplegia type 26 (SPG26) is a rare complex type of hereditary spastic paraplegia characterized by the onset in childhood/adolescence (ages 2-19) of progressive spastic paraplegia associated mainly with mild to moderate cognitive impairment and developmental delay cerebellar ataxia dysarthria and peripheral neuropathy. Less commonly reported manifestations include skeletal abnormalities (i.e. pes cavus scoliosis) dyskinesia dystonia cataracts cerebellar signs (i.e. saccadic dysfunction nystagmus dysmetria) bladder disturbances and behavioral problems. SPG26 is caused by mutations in the B4GALNT1 gene (12q13.3) encoding Beta-1 4 N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase 1.

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