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Morquio syndrome

Morquio syndrome: Introduction

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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Definitions of Morquio syndrome:

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

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