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What are the different types of mucolipidoses diseases?

Scientists have identified four types of ML diseases. ML1 (also known as sialidosis or sialidosis type 1) affects babies and young children and is often fatal in infancy. MLII and MLIII are diseases that affect the signal in cells that indicate when waste material should be removed. MLII (or I-Cell) is the more severe form of the disease, while MLIII (or Pseudo-Hurler Polydystrophy) is considered to be a more mild manifestation of symptoms. People with MLIV have markedly lower levels of the gastrin protein in their stomach acid. A doctor can test to determine which kind of ML affects your family.

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