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What is Morquio Syndrome?

A description of Morquio Syndrome
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Shayla Brown

on 27 March 2011

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Transcript of What is Morquio Syndrome?

What is Morquio Syndrome ? By Lauryn Brown Morquio syndrome is an inherited disease of metabolism in which the body is missing or doesn't have enough of a substance needed to break down long chains of sugar molecules WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? THIS MEANS THAT MORQUIO SYNDROME CAUSES DWARFISM Exibit A Exibit A is a symptom or effect of Morquio syndrome This is a spine effected by the disease. How is the disease similair in the book? since Kevin was smaller than normal people ,that is a symptom of dwarfism
Also, Morquio can really cause heart failure How is the disease different in the book ?
kEVIN DID NOT HAVE,# Bell-shaped chest with ribs flared out at the bottom
# Coarse facial features
# Hypermobile joints
# Knock-knees
# Large head (macrocephaly) The END Facts There is no specific treatment for Morquio syndrome. Symptoms are treated as they occur.
A spinal fusion may prevent irreversible spinal cord injury in persons whose neck bones are underdeveloped. The syndrome is estimated to occur in 1 of every 200,000 births. Symptoms usually start between ages 1 and 3. A family history of the syndrome raises one's risk for the condition
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