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What is Mucopolysaccharidoses?

What is Mucopolysaccharidoses?

  • Mucopolysaccharidoses: A lysosomal storage disorder that is caused by a deficiency of the ability to metabolise glycosaminoglycans.
  • Mucopolysaccharidoses: any of a group of genetic disorders involving a defect in the metabolism of mucopolysaccharides resulting in greater than normal levels of mucopolysaccharides in tissues.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

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

Mucopolysaccharidoses: Introduction

Types of Mucopolysaccharidoses:

Types of Mucopolysaccharidoses:

Broader types of Mucopolysaccharidoses:

How serious is Mucopolysaccharidoses?

Complications of Mucopolysaccharidoses: see complications of Mucopolysaccharidoses
Prognosis of Mucopolysaccharidoses: The prognosis for individuals with mucopolysaccharidoses varies depending on the type. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Mucopolysaccharidoses Information Page: NINDS)

What causes Mucopolysaccharidoses?

Causes of Mucopolysaccharidoses: see causes of Mucopolysaccharidoses

What are the symptoms of Mucopolysaccharidoses?

Symptoms of Mucopolysaccharidoses: see symptoms of Mucopolysaccharidoses

Complications of Mucopolysaccharidoses: see complications of Mucopolysaccharidoses

Mucopolysaccharidoses: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Mucopolysaccharidoses.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Mucopolysaccharidoses.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Mucopolysaccharidoses: see treatments for Mucopolysaccharidoses
Research for Mucopolysaccharidoses: see research for Mucopolysaccharidoses

Name and Aliases of Mucopolysaccharidoses

Main name of condition: Mucopolysaccharidoses

Other names or spellings for Mucopolysaccharidoses:

Mucopolysaccharidosis, MPS

Scheie disease [Mucopolysaccharidosis I] Source - Diseases Database

MPS
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Mucopolysaccharidoses: Related Conditions

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