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Morquio syndrome, type B

Morquio syndrome, type B: Introduction

Morquio syndrome, type B: A rare inherited biochemical disorder characterized by the accumulation of mucopolysaccharides (glycosaminoglycans) in various body tissues due to insufficient amounts of the enzyme (? galactosidase) needed to break it down. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Morquio syndrome, type B is available below.

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A ganglioside storage disorder due to beta-galactosidase (EC 3.2.1.23) deficiency and abnormal accumulation of GM1 ganglioside in neurons and in hepatic, splenic and other histiocytes and in renal glomerular epithelium due. The symptoms appear shortly after birth; they include retarded psychomotor development, failure to thrive, startle reaction to sounds, feeding difficulty, hepatosplenomegaly, Hurler (gargoyle-like) facies (coarse facial features, macrocephaly, broad nose, frontal bossing, long philtrum, prominent maxilla, and macroglossia), bone defects similar to those seen in Hurler syndrome (mainly dysostosis multiplex and long bone and vertebral anomalies), and other abnormalities. Severe cerebral degeneration follows with death in the first two years of life usually due to bronchopneumonia. The affected infants are often blind, deaf, and quadriplegic. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Morquio syndrome, type B 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, type B, or a subtype of Morquio syndrome, type B, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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