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What is Mucopolysaccharidosis

What is Mucopolysaccharidosis

Mucopolysaccharidosis is a group of metabolic disorders caused by the absence or lack of lysosomal enzymes which are in charge of breaking down sugars called glycosaminogycans. These sugars are needed to help build bone, cartilage, tendons (connect muscles to bones), skin and connective tissue. When the body doesn't break down glycosaminogycans it can collect in the cells of the connect tissue causing damage which affects appearance, physical abilities, organ and system functioning.

There are seven different types of Mucopolysaccharidosis, which present different clinically but normally most patients experience normal development and then a decline in mental and physical function when there is a build-up of glycosaminogycans.

Physiotherapy at Manchester Neuro Physio can help with the effects of Mucopolysaccharidosis, and help delay the decline in physical ability.

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