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How are mucolipidoses different from mucopolysaccaridoses?

Both ML and MPS conditions are categorized as lysosomal storage diseases and involve problems with the enzymes that break down products in the lysosome. However, the defective enzyme(s) and stored product(s) are different which leads to the different symptoms and progression of the diseases.  Currently, enzyme replacement therapy to help slow disease progression is available for several of the MPS conditions and none of the ML diseases. Genetic testing on blood and urine can distinguish between these two categories of genetic disease.

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