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What is Mucopolysaccharidosis type 6?

What is Mucopolysaccharidosis type 6?

  • Mucopolysaccharidosis type 6: A rare inherited biochemical disorder characterized by the accumulation of mucopolysaccharides (glycosaminoglycans) in various body tissues due to insufficient amounts of the enzyme (Arylsulfatase ?) needed to break it down.

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Mucopolysaccharidosis type 6 as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Mucopolysaccharidosis type 6: Introduction

Types of Mucopolysaccharidosis type 6:

Broader types of Mucopolysaccharidosis type 6:

How serious is Mucopolysaccharidosis type 6?

Complications of Mucopolysaccharidosis type 6: see complications of Mucopolysaccharidosis type 6

What causes Mucopolysaccharidosis type 6?

Causes of Mucopolysaccharidosis type 6: see causes of Mucopolysaccharidosis type 6

What are the symptoms of Mucopolysaccharidosis type 6?

Symptoms of Mucopolysaccharidosis type 6: see symptoms of Mucopolysaccharidosis type 6

Complications of Mucopolysaccharidosis type 6: see complications of Mucopolysaccharidosis type 6

Can anyone else get Mucopolysaccharidosis type 6?

More information: see contagiousness of Mucopolysaccharidosis type 6
Inheritance: see inheritance of Mucopolysaccharidosis type 6

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Mucopolysaccharidosis type 6: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Mucopolysaccharidosis type 6.
Treatments for Mucopolysaccharidosis type 6: see treatments for Mucopolysaccharidosis type 6
Research for Mucopolysaccharidosis type 6: see research for Mucopolysaccharidosis type 6

Name and Aliases of Mucopolysaccharidosis type 6

Main name of condition: Mucopolysaccharidosis type 6

Other names or spellings for Mucopolysaccharidosis type 6:

Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome, MPS 6, N-acetylgalactosamine-4-sulfatase deficiency, Arylsulfatase B deficiency, ARSB deficiency

Mucopolysaccharidosis type 6: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Mucopolysaccharidosis type 6:

 

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