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Definition

An autosomal recessive disorder characterized by childhood-onset of spasticity, spinal lesions, leukodystrophy, optic atrophy in some patients, non-ketotic hyperglycinemia, and defective enzymatic glycine cleavage. Glycine levels in the cerebrospinal fluid are mildly increased in some but not all patients. The increase is less pronounced than in patients with classic non-ketotic hyperglycinemia.

Acronym

SPAHGC