Morquio's syndrome


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Morquio's syndrome

[′mȯr·kwē‚ōz ‚sin‚drōm]
(medicine)
A hereditary disease transmitted as an autosomal recessive and characterized by large quantities of keratosulfate in urine, dwarfism, and a typical facies with broad mouth, prominent maxilla, short nose, and widely spaced teeth. Also known as Brailsford-Morquio syndrome; familial osteochondrodystrophy; mucopolysaccharidosis IV.
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Morquio's syndrome is a genetic disorder caused by the lack of the enzyme responsible for the breakdown of the mucopolysaccharide keratin sulphate.
SUPERSTAR: Our stories on Dan as a child of courage in 2001, above, and appealing for a new wheelchair in 2003 HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Morquio's Syndrome sufferer Dan Woodhouse, pictured above with his mum Sue, is celebrating his 21st birthday today
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He suffers from Morquio's Syndrome, his body failing to grow to accommodate his organs.
Based on Rodman Philbrick's novel for young adults ``Freak the Mighty,'' the film charts the nurturing relationship of two junior high outcasts - Kevin Dillon (Culkin), who suffers from the growth-inhibiting, degenerative Morquio's syndrome, and Maxwell Kane (Henson), a socially inhibited giant of a boy from a criminally dysfunctional home.
As a youngster, Daniel was diagnosed with Morquio's Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that allowed his organs to develop but stopped his skeleton growing.
The title role is played by Ian Michael Smith an 11-year-old actor with Morquio's Syndrome, which causes dwarfism.