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Copy of Freak the Mighty: Morquio Syndrome.

Final project for this novel
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madison early

on 14 May 2014

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Transcript of Copy of Freak the Mighty: Morquio Syndrome.

Morquio Syndrome.
It is a rare birth defect.
people can be happy
even with this syndrome.
A treatment that people with
Morquio Syndrome can take is
a treatment that includes using
prenatal identification and enzyme
replacement therapy.
A lot of times what happens is the person's heart gets too big for their body and they pass away.
Morquio Syndrome has two
forms. There is form A and form B.
Morquio Syndrome has two
different forms of it. There is
form A and form B.
the differences and the..
information that is the same...
Thease are...
between Morquio Syndrome in Freak The Mighty
and the real deal information about this syndrome.
Same Different
It makes your body very
small.
You can pass away at a
young age from it.
your Insides are often too
big for your body.
Usually inherited
and,
Knock
knees,
Widely
spaced
teeth,
Symptoms:
Abnormal heart
development,
Abnormal skeletal
development,
Hyper mobile joints,
Large fingers,
Bell shaped
chest (ribs are
flared),
Compression of
spinal cord,
Enlarged heart,
Dwarfism.
Signs
Abnormal curvature
of spine,
Cloudy
cornea,
Heart
murmur,
Inguinal
hernia, Liver enlargment, Loss of
nerve function below the neck, and,
Short stature ( short trunk).
Freak had Morquio Syndrome.
Type A of Morquio Syndrome
does not have the enzyme that
is called Galactoseamine -6- salfatase.

Type B of Morqio Syndrome does not
produce enough of the enzyme that is
called Galactoseamine -6- salfatase.
Tests
Hearing
test,
Slit-lamp
eye exam,
Skin
fibroblast
culture
Blood culture,
Echocardiogram,
Genetic testing,
And, X-rays of long bones, ribs, and spine.
This syndrome was discovered by Luis Morquio and James Frederick Brailsford. This happened in 1929.
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