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Thursday, 03 May 2012 19:28


MPS VII (Sly syndrome)


What causes this disease?

Children with MPS VII are missing an enzyme called beta-glucuronidase, which is essential in cutting up the used mucopolysaccharides, called heparan sulfate, chondroitin 4-, 6-sulfates, and dermatan sulfate.

How common is MPS VII?

MPS VII is one of the least common forms of MPS with an estimated frequency of less than 1 in 250,000 births. There is an estimate in the United States that 1 in 25,000 births will result in some form of MPS.

How is the disease inherited?

The gene is recessive and the only way is if two individuals carrying the gene reproduce and then the offspring has a ¼ chance of being born with it.

Is there a cure?

At present there is no cure or treatment.



Last Updated on Thursday, 17 May 2012 18:32
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