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Transcript of Morquio Syndrome
Morquio Syndrome was first discovered by Luis Morquio, a well-known Uruguayan physician, in 1929 when he returned to Uruguay
Kids with Morquio Syndrome changes over time as they are growing
They could be having spine and bone conditions that make it hard for them to walk and may require a wheelchair
Others can have breathing, vision, or cardiac issues, it can become worse as they make it into adulthood
by: Jasmine Song
What is Morquio Syndrome?
-"Morquio syndrome is a rare inherited birth defect that is estimated to occur in one of every 200,000 births."
What are the symptoms of Morquio Syndrome?
- The symptoms of Morquio Syndrome can be "abnormal development of bones, bell-shape chest with ribs flared out at the bottom, coarse facial features, hyper-mobile joints, knock knees, large head, short stature, and widely spaced teeth."
People with Morquio Syndrome don't have a very long life since it cannot be cured
People with Morquio Syndrome normally live to approximately age 30
People that have this disease can live until the age of 60 if it's detected early and treated
What is the life expectancy of someone who has Morquio Syndrome?
Who and when was Morquio Syndrome Discovered?
How many people in the world are affected by Morquio Syndrome?
Morquio Syndrome is a rare birth defect that occors in one of 200,000 births that start between the ages of 1 and 3
How does Morquio Syndrome change over time?
What age are people usually diagnosed with Morquio Syndrome?
People who are usually diagnosed with Morquio Syndrome usually start between the ages of 1 and 3. It might not be visible when a child is first born.
Is there a cure for Morquio Syndrome?
People who are born with Morquio Syndrome has no possible way of getting it cured
Instead they take treatments for this disorder
The treatments they use are physical therapy and medications
What causes Morquio Syndrome?
Morquio Syndrome is when both parents carry the detective gene
It could be possible to have their children to have a 25% chance of developing the disease
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