On May 16, the Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation (CDG) Clinic at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) celebrated World Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation (CDG) Day.
All over the globe, people wore green and donned green ribbons in support of patients affected by these genetic disorders. These disorders affect how sugar building blocks build normally healthy cells. People visiting CHOP got the chance to meet with patients like Julia, 2, and Raymond, 69. With support from their families, a growing body of research, and the efforts of physicians like Andrew C. Edmondson, MD, PhD, more information about this group of disorders is known than ever before.
Learn more about these disorders and options for patients.