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Mucopolysaccharidoses: Introduction

Mucopolysaccharidoses: Mucopolysaccharidoses consist of a group of inherited metabolic disorders caused by a deficiency of the specific lysosomal enzymes needed to break ... more about Mucopolysaccharidoses.

Mucopolysaccharidoses: A lysosomal storage disorder that is caused by a deficiency of the ability to metabolise glycosaminoglycans. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Mucopolysaccharidoses is available below.

Symptoms of Mucopolysaccharidoses

Treatments for Mucopolysaccharidoses

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Types of Mucopolysaccharidoses

Mucopolysaccharidoses: Complications

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Causes of Mucopolysaccharidoses

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Prognosis for Mucopolysaccharidoses

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

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Article Excerpts about Mucopolysaccharidoses

Mucopolysaccharidoses consist of a group of inherited metabolic disorders caused by a deficiency of the specific lysosomal enzymes needed to break down mucopolysaccharides. Mucopolysaccharides are long chains of sugar molecules used to build connective tissues and organs in the body. When mutations occur in the genes for the enzymes involved in the normal turnover of mucopolysaccharides, excess amounts of them are stored in the body, causing progressive damage and, in most cases, eventual death. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Mucopolysaccharidoses Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of 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)

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  1. Mucopolysaccharidoses: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Types
  7. Complications
  8. Prognosis

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