Important It is possible that the main title of the report Mucopolysaccharidoses is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
MPS I H (Hurler Disease)
MPS IV A and B (Morquio Syndrome)
MPS I S (Scheie Syndrome)
MPS III A, B, C, and D (Sanfillipo Syndrome)
MPS 1 H/S (Hurler/Scheie Syndrome)
MPS VII (Sly Syndrome)
MPS II-(Hunter Syndrome)
MPS VI (Maroteaux-Lamy Syndrome)
MPS IX (Hyaluronidase Deficiency)
The mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) are a group of inherited lysosomal storage disorders. Lysosomes function as the primary digestive units within cells. Enzymes within lysosomes break down or digest particular nutrients, such as certain carbohydrates and fats. In individuals with MPS disorders, deficiency or malfunction of specific lysosomal enzymes leads to an abnormal accumulation of certain complex carbohydrates (mucopolysaccharides or glycosaminoglycans) in the arteries, skeleton, eyes, joints, ears, skin, and/or teeth. These accumulations may also be found in the respiratory system, liver, spleen, central nervous system, blood, and bone marrow. This accumulation eventually causes progressive damage to cells, tissues, and various organ systems of the body. There are several different types and subtypes of mucopolysaccharidosis. These disorders, with one exception, are inherited as autosomal recessive traits.
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue White Plains, NY 10605 Tel: (914)997-4488 Fax: (914)997-4763 Tel: (888)663-4637 Email: Askus@marchofdimes.com Internet: http://www.marchofdimes.com
National MPS Society, Inc. PO Box 14686 Durham, NC 27709 Tel: (919)806-0101 Fax: (919)806-2055 Tel: (877)677-1001 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.mpssociety.org
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive & Kidney Diseases Office of Communications & Public Liaison Bldg 31, Rm 9A06 31 Center Drive, MSC 2560 Bethesda, MD 20892-2560 Tel: (301)496-3583 Email: NDDIC@info.niddk.nih.gov Internet: http://www2.niddk.nih.gov/
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke P.O. Box 5801 Bethesda, MD 20824 Tel: (301)496-5751 Fax: (301)402-2186 Tel: (800)352-9424 TDD: (301)468-5981 Email: email@example.com Internet: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/
Society for Mucopolysaccharide Diseases MPS House Repton Place White Lion Road Amersham Buckinghamshire, HP7 9LP. United Kingdom Tel: 004401494 434156 Fax: 004401494 434252 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.mpssociety.co.uk
Canadian Society for Mucopolysaccharide and Related Diseases, Inc. PO Box 30034 RPO Parkgate North Vancouver British Columbia, Intl V7H 2Y8 Canada Tel: (604) 924-5130 Fax: (604) 924-5131 Tel: 1-800-667-1846 Email: email@example.com Internet: http://www.mpssociety.ca
MUMS National Parent-to-Parent Network 150 Custer Court Green Bay, WI 54301-1243 USA Tel: (920)336-5333 Fax: (920)339-0995 Tel: (877)336-5333 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center PO Box 8126 Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126 Tel: (301)251-4925 Fax: (301)251-4911 Tel: (888)205-2311 TDD: (888)205-3223 Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/
Let Them Hear Foundation 1900 University Avenue, Suite 101 East Palo Alto, CA 94303 Tel: (650)462-3143 Fax: (650)462-3144 Tel: (877)735-2929 Email: email@example.com Internet: http://www.letthemhear.org
Hide & Seek Foundation for Lysosomal Disease Research 6475 East Pacific Coast Highway Suite 466 Long Beach, CA 90803 Tel: (877)621-1122 Fax: (866)215-8850 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.hideandseek.org
Hong Kong Mucopolysaccharidoses & Rare Genetic Diseases Mutual Aid Group G/F Wang Lai House Wang Tau Hom Estate Kowloon, Hong Kong Tel: 852-2794-3010 Fax: 852 2338 4820 Email: email@example.com Internet: http://www.hk-mps.com/en/
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