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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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Morquio syndrome is available below.
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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)
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