Mutation in the sorbitol dehydrogenase gene (SORD) has been recently described to cause axonal Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT), intermediate CMT, and distal hereditary motor neuropathy (dHMN). We herein report the case of a 24-year-old patient diagnosed with juvenile amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (JALS) who carried the homozygous c.757delG mutation in SORD. No other pathogenic variant in frequent JALS-causative genes was found. Our findings expand the phenotype related to SORD mutation, a new and potentially treatable genetic disease.
Keywords: Juvenile amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; genetics; motor neurone disease; sorbitol deshydrogenase.