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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Cezy Fosca, who lives in Kilkenny, is one of only 10 patients in Ireland with Morquio Syndrome.
As reported in The Gazette over the years, Daniel was born with Morquio Syndrome - a form of dwarfism, which prevents his skeleton from growing as fast as his internal organs.
Sultan, who has Morquio Syndrome, hailed his arrival as "epic" and "every bit as good as I imagined it would be" after turning up in the ambulance, crewed by Jon Mannion and Neil Hadley.
The teenager has Morquio Syndrome, which affects his growth and causes progressive impairment throughout the body.
And this time, it's Dom, who has muscular dystrophy and Enola, who has a growth restrictive condition called Morquio Syndrome, who prepare to find their one true pup.
And this time it's Dom, who has muscular dystrophy, and Enola, who has a growthrestricting condition called Morquio syndrome, who prepare to find their one true pup.
Morquio syndrome, a condition which starts to appear in the early years of a child's life, leads to oddlyshaped bones, knock knees, spine curvature and irregular chest growth.
Nine-year-old Gracie suffers from Morquio Syndrome, a life-limiting, inherited disease of the metabolism that affects just one in every 250,000 people and just five in Wales.
a Gracie Mellalieu has an extremely rare condition, which affects only 3,000 people worldwide, called Morquio syndrome - a metabolism disease which means she cannot produce enough enzymes to break down materials the body cannot use, which leads to more serious problems and constant joint pains.
More is known about Morquio Syndrome than previously, but there is still a long way to go with treatment.
Cervical fixation at the occiput-to-C2 level is frequently needed in these patients and in fact profilactic occipito-cevical fusion has been strongly advocated for patients with Morquio syndrome independent of neurological symptoms [1, 5].
The incidence of MPS IV (Morquio-Brailsford syndrome, more commonly known as Morquio syndrome) varies with geographic location - about 1 in every 75 000 births in Northern Ireland for Morquio syndrome type A, for example.