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Medline NLM definition: Group of lysosomal storage diseases each caused by an inherited deficiency of an enzyme involved in the degradation of glycosaminoglycans (mucopolysaccharides). The diseases are progressive and often display a wide spectrum of clinical severity within one enzyme deficiency.
BBC Health- Conditions - Mucopolysaccharidosis
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- The National Information Centre for metabolic Diseases
A national umbrella organisation working on behalf of children, young people and families affected by metabolic disease. Offers a telephone helpline for information, counselling and support; written information by post (detailed information only available following confirmed diagnosis, appropriate professional counselling and telephone contact); details of other agencies and sources of help; information about the latest research and whom to contact for specialist advice etc.
Society for Mucopolysaccharide Diseases
The MPS Society is a voluntary support group founded in 1982, which represents from throughout the UK over 1200 children and adults suffering from Mucopolysaccharide and Related Lysosomal Storage Diseases including Fabry Disease, their families, carers and professionals.
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