Congenital disorder of glycosylation, type ib

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If I have congenital disorder of glycosylation type 1B, what should my doctor know about managing the disease?

Your doctor should know about the symptoms and characteristics of congenital disorder of glycosylation type 1B. For example, he or she should know about the main symptoms of the disease if left untreated. Symptoms of untreated disease can range from severe developmental delay and hypotonia (low muscle tone), to having hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and an intestinal condition (protein-losing enteropathy). This condition may lead to leaking fluid into the intestine from the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system carries fluid called lymph throughout the body. These individuals also can have diarrhea and problems with clotting. Your doctor should also know about the treatment available by taking mannose supplements. Your doctor can speak with a specialist in metabolic diseases in order to expand on knowledge in order to take the best care of you possible.

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