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Mucopolysaccharidosis

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.

PubMed Medline search on Mucopolysaccharidosis

Mucopolysaccharidosis: factsheet from NINDS, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke information (US site)

Mucopolysaccharidoses: information from NORD, the National Organization for Rare Disorders (US site)

Mucopolysaccharidosis IV: information from NORD, the National Organization for Rare Disorders (US site)

Mucopolysaccharidosis Type I: information from NORD, the National Organization for Rare Disorders (US site)

Mucopolysaccharidosis Type II: information from NORD, the National Organization for Rare Disorders (US site)

Mucopolysaccharidosis Type III: information from NORD, the National Organization for Rare Disorders (US site)

Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VII: information from NORD, the National Organization for Rare Disorders (US site)

Support Groups

Metabolic Support UK
Metabolic Support UK (formerly known as Climb - Children Living with Inherited Metabolic Diseases) are the leading patient organisation for Inherited Metabolic Disorders supporting thousands of patients worldwide.

The 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.

Brain and Spine Foundation
Information on living with a neurological condition and on diagnosis. There are publications and resources. The useful glossary of neurological conditions (under 'Information and support') includes links to some other organisations as well as to Brain and Spine Foundation information.

Healthtalk: nerves and brain
Personal experiences of people living with various neurological conditions.

Neurological Alliance
Collective voice for 80 organisations, including stroke and brain injury. Organisations are listed at https://www.neural.org.uk/our-members/, a good place to start if looking for information on those conditions. Site also includes information about living with a neurological condition, a glossary, and information about onset and diagnosis as well as a small set of real life stories.

NHS Inform: brain, nerves and spinal cord 
NHS inform is Scotland's national health information service, with the aim of providing the people in Scotland with accurate and relevant information to help them make informed decisions about their own health and the health of the people they care for.

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