When were CDG discovered?
Back in 1980. It was Professor Jaak Jaeken who first described CDG. He came across twin sisters who had a complex, undiagnosed disease. Later, he and his team found that these girls had PMM2-CDG. ( https://worldcdg.org/resource/major-signs-and-symptoms-pmm2-cdg-cdg-ia-infographic)
In order to raise awareness about CDG, in 2016 was launched the World CDG Day which is celebrated on the 16th May. To know more about its background and importance please click here.
Visit https://worldcdg.org/ to learn more about CDG and how many CDG there are.
“It is of extreme importance that every person in the CDG community becomes one united voice and takes every conquest in a specific CDG as a victory for the whole community. It is important to keep this in mind because CDG are all connected and a new finding regarding one of them will give tools to improve basic and therapeutic research in the others.” By Vanessa Ferreira, sister to Princess Liliana who lives with CDG.
Vanessa Ferreira and Rita Francisco (CDG & Allies, World CDG organisation and Portuguese Association for CDG), Alice Neves from Sci and Volunteer Program Nova School of Science and Technology 2021. Ana Sofia Rodrigues (content management, CDG & Allies FCT, NOVA University, World CDG Organization and Portuguese Association for CDG).
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