Diagnosis Educator – Mucopolysaccharidosis causes, symptoms, diagnosis, & treatment


Understanding causes and symptoms to help patients learn about the disease and the correct diagnosis and treatment.

Intro: Mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS)

Mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) are a group of rare inherited disorders characterized by the abnormal buildup of sugar molecules called glycosaminoglycan (GAGs). There are multiple types of MPS, and each is caused by defects in the molecules responsible for breaking down a particular GAG. As the disease progresses and GAG buildup increases multiple organ systems are damaged.

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Featured videos

Common Early Features of MPS

MPS I: The Importance Of Early Diagnosis

Morquio Syndrome Type A Overview

Mucopolysaccharide Storage Disease Type I: Hurler, Hurler-Scheie, And Scheie Syndromes

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How Does Mucopolysaccharidosis and Mucolipidosis Affect Your Daily Living?
How to Manage Mucopolysaccharidosis and Mucolipidosis?
What Are the Challenges Faced by Caregivers?
What Are the Treatment Options Available for Mucopolysaccharidosis and Mucolipidosis?
What Are Some Patients’ and Caregivers’ Experience With Mucopolysaccharidosis and Mucolipidosis?
How to Talk to Your Care Team About Your Disease?

Key resources

What Are Some In-Person/Digital Support Groups for People Diagnosed With Mucopolysaccharidosis and Mucolipidosis?

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