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Is there a cure for mucolipidoses?

There is no cure for life-threatening metabolic diseases like the mucolipidoses. Treatments focus on coping with the symptoms of the diseases, such as vision problems (corneal surgery), muscle and skeletal issues (physical therapy), and communication difficulties (speech therapies). Scientists have identified the genes that cause the mucolipidoses and are working on treatments and cures.

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