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Definition

A form of mucopolysaccharidosis type 1, a rare lysosomal storage disease characterized by progressive physical deterioration with urinary excretion of dermatan sulfate and heparan sulfate. MPS1H/S represents an intermediate phenotype of the MPS1 clinical spectrum. It is characterized by relatively little neurological involvement, but most of the somatic symptoms described for severe MPS1 develop in the early to mid-teens, causing considerable loss of mobility.

Acronym

MPS1H/S

Synonyms

Alpha-L-iduronidase deficiency
Hurler-Scheie syndrome
MPS-IH/S
Mucopolysaccharidosis type IH/S

Keywords

Mucopolysaccharidosis

 
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