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Alpha mannosidosis type 2


Other Names for this Disease

  • Alpha-mannosidosis adult-onset form
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Treatment

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How might alpha mannosidosis type 2 be treated?

Current treatment options for alpha mannosidosis may include bone marrow transplant or peripheral blood stem cell transplantation. Enzyme replacement therapy may be an additional treatment option in the future.[1]

Treatments to address individual symptoms are recommended as needed, such as vaccinations, antibiotics, hearing aids, glasses, orthopedic and other assistive devices, educational interventions, and speech therapy. Regular follow-up to monitor health and treatment response is advised.[1]

Further detailed information on treatment is available at the following link to GeneReviews.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1396/#a-mannosidosis.Management

Last updated: 10/18/2013

References
  1. Malm D, Nilssen O. Alpha-Mannosidosis. GeneReview. 2001; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1396/. Accessed 10/1/2013.


Management Guidelines

  • GeneReviews provides current, expert-authored, peer-reviewed, full-text articles describing the application of genetic testing to the diagnosis, management, and genetic counseling of patients with specific inherited conditions. Click on the link to view the article on this topic.
  • Project OrphanAnesthesia is a project whose aim is to create peer-reviewed, readily accessible guidelines for patients with rare diseases and for the anesthesiologists caring for them. The project is a collaborative effort of the German Society of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Orphanet, the European Society of Pediatric Anesthesia, anesthetists and rare disease experts with the aim to contribute to patient safety.
Other Names for this Disease
  • Alpha-mannosidosis adult-onset form
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.