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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A genetic defect has been identified in the N-acetyl-galactosamine-6-sulphate sulphatase (GALNS gene) in Morquio's syndrome type IVA or beta-galactosidase (GLB1 gene) in Morquio's syndrome type IVB.
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.
Diminutive Kevin has Morquio's syndrome, a condition that retards bone growth.
As a youngster Dan was diagnosed with Morquio's Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that allowed his organs to develop but stopped his skeleton growing.
Daniel, 16, suffers from Morquio's Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that allowed his organs to develop but stopped his skeleton growing.
Dan has Morquio's Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that allowed his organs to develop but stopped his skeleton growing as a child.