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What is Morquio syndrome?

What is Morquio syndrome?

  • Morquio syndrome: A rare inherited biochemical disorder characterized by the accumulation of mucopolysaccharides (glycosaminoglycans) in various body tissues due to insufficient amounts of the enzyme (galactosamine-?-sulfate - type A, ? galactosidase - type B) needed to break it down. The symptoms are variable with type A and B being clinically indistinguishable.

Morquio syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Morquio syndrome, or a subtype of Morquio syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Morquio syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Morquio syndrome: Introduction

Types of Morquio syndrome:

Broader types of Morquio syndrome:

What causes Morquio syndrome?

Causes of Morquio syndrome: see causes of Morquio syndrome

What are the symptoms of Morquio syndrome?

Symptoms of Morquio syndrome: see symptoms of Morquio syndrome

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Morquio syndrome: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Morquio syndrome.
Treatments for Morquio syndrome: see treatments for Morquio syndrome
Research for Morquio syndrome: see research for Morquio syndrome

Name and Aliases of Morquio syndrome

Main name of condition: Morquio syndrome

Other names or spellings for Morquio syndrome:

Mucopolysaccharidosis type 4, Mucopolysaccharidosis type IV, Mucopolysaccharidosis type IVA (subtype), Mucopolysaccharidosis type IVB (subtype)

Mucopolysaccharidosis type IVA (subtype), Mucopolysaccharidosis type IVB (subtype)
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Morquio syndrome: Related Conditions

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