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Mucopolysaccharidosis type I
Other Names for this Disease
- Alpha-L-Iduronidase deficiency
- Attenuated MPS I (subtype)
- Hurler syndrome (former subtype)
- Hurler-Scheie syndrome (former subtype)
- IDUA deficiency
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enzyme. Without the proper amount of this enzyme, many different organs and tissues of the body become enlarged, resulting in various medical problems. This condition is usually divided into two subtypes, severe MPS I and attenuated MPS I. While both types can cause similar symptoms, people with severe MPS I typically have an earlier onset of symptoms, a decline in intellectual function, and a shorter lifespan. Although there is no cure for MPS I, bone marrow transplant and enzyme replacement therapy are treatment options that may help manage the symptoms of this condition.Mucopolysaccharidosis I (MPS I) is a condition that affects many different parts of the body. It is a progressively debilitating disorder; however, the rate of progression varies among affected individuals. MPS I is caused by reduced levels or the complete lack of the IDUA
Last updated: 7/15/2008
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- The Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) database contains genetics resources that discuss Mucopolysaccharidosis type I. Click on the link to go to OMIM and review these resources.
- Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs. Access to this database is free of charge.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Mucopolysaccharidosis type I. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.
- The Social Security Administration has included this condition in their Compassionate Allowances Initiative. This initiative speeds up the processing of disability claims for applicants with certain medical conditions that cause severe disability. More information about Compassionate Allowances and applying for Social Security disability is available online.