mucopolysaccharidosis

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mucopolysaccharidosis

[¦myü·kō‚päl·ē‚sak·ə·rə′dō·səs]
(medicine)
Any of several inborn metabolic disorders involving mucopolysaccharides; the six types are MPS I, Hurler's syndrome; MPS II, Hunter's syndrome; MPS III, Sanfillipo's syndrome; MPS IV, Morquio's syndrome; MPS V, Scheil's syndrome; and MPS VI, Maroteaux-Lamy's syndrome.
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The CGD Research Trust founded the campaign and invited other charities to join in - Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity, The Cystic Fibrosis Trust, The Primary Immunodeficiency Association, and the Society for Mucopolysaccharide Diseases.
Christine Lavery of the Society of Mucopolysaccharide diseases - of which Sanfilippo is one - said: "Because it is often not diagnosed until the ages of three and four, many families have by that time already had more affected children.
All money raised will be split between Cancer Research and the Society of Mucopolysaccharide Diseases, a support group for people with rare inherited disorders.
The money is divided equally between the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity, the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, the Primary Immunodeficiency Association, the Chronic Granulomatous Disorder Research Trust, and the Society of Mucopolysaccharide Diseases.
The Jeans for Genes Campaign is led by four partner charities: Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity, The Primary Immunodeficiency Association (PiA), The Society for Mucopolysaccharide Diseases (MPS), The Chronic Granulomatous Disorder (CGD) Research Trust.