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What is Mucopolysaccharidosis 1?

What is Mucopolysaccharidosis 1?

  • Mucopolysaccharidosis 1: A rare inherited condition caused by the absence of certain lysosomal enzymes which are needed to break down mucopolysaccharides. Without these enzymes, mucopolysaccharides build up in various body organs and tissues which causes harmful effects. There are three subtypes of the condition: Hurler, Scheie and Hurler-Scheie with Hurler being the most severe and Scheie the mildest.

Mucopolysaccharidosis 1: Introduction

Types of Mucopolysaccharidosis 1:

Broader types of Mucopolysaccharidosis 1:

How serious is Mucopolysaccharidosis 1?

Prognosis of Mucopolysaccharidosis 1: Severe cases can result in death in the first decade of life but mild cases may cause few symptoms and a normal life span can be expected.
Complications of Mucopolysaccharidosis 1: see complications of Mucopolysaccharidosis 1

What causes Mucopolysaccharidosis 1?

Causes of Mucopolysaccharidosis 1: see causes of Mucopolysaccharidosis 1

What are the symptoms of Mucopolysaccharidosis 1?

Symptoms of Mucopolysaccharidosis 1: see symptoms of Mucopolysaccharidosis 1

Complications of Mucopolysaccharidosis 1: see complications of Mucopolysaccharidosis 1

Can anyone else get Mucopolysaccharidosis 1?

More information: see contagiousness of Mucopolysaccharidosis 1
Inheritance: see inheritance of Mucopolysaccharidosis 1

How is it treated?

Treatments for Mucopolysaccharidosis 1: see treatments for Mucopolysaccharidosis 1

Name and Aliases of Mucopolysaccharidosis 1

Main name of condition: Mucopolysaccharidosis 1

Other names or spellings for Mucopolysaccharidosis 1:

Mucopolysaccharidosis type 1, Alpha-L-iduronidase deficiency


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