Non-neoplastic or metabolic disease

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 3 October 2016, last major update August 2013

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PubMed Search: Mucopolysaccharidoses[title]
Cite this page: Mucopolysaccharidoses. website. Accessed October 26th, 2016.
Definition / General
  • Lysosomal storage diseases caused by deficiencies in enzymes degrading heparan sulfate, dermatan sulfate and keratan sulfate
  • Disorders affect hyaline cartilage since enzymes are produced by chondrocytes
  • Usually cause short stature, chest wall abnormalities, short bones
Case Reports
  • 19 year old man with lethal mucopolysaccharidosis VII due to beta-glucuronidase deficiency (Mod Pathol 1994;7:132)