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Imerslund-Grasbeck syndrome type 1

Disease Summary
Associated Targets (2)


Mondo Description An autosomal recessive disorder characterized by onset of megaloblastic anemia associated with decreased serum vitamin B12 (cobalamin, Cbl) in infancy or early childhood. Low molecular weight (LMW) proteinuria is frequently present, but sometimes occurs later and is usually mild or subclinical. Patients often present with vague symptoms, including failure to thrive, loss of appetite, fatigue, lethargy, and/or recurrent infections. Some patients may present later in childhood with neurologic abnormalities related to B12 deficiency, such as sensorimotor neuropathy and/or cognitive disturbances.
Uniprot Description Due to selective malabsorption of vitamin B12. Defects in vitamin B12 absorption lead to impaired function of thymidine synthase. As a consequence DNA synthesis is interrupted. Rapidly dividing cells involved in erythropoiesis are particularly affected.
Mondo Term and Equivalent IDs
MONDO:0100156:  Imerslund-Grasbeck syndrome type 1