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Do mucolipidoses affect children differently than adults?

Depending on the type of mucolipidoses disease that a person has, it may affect them differently as they age. Children born with MLI (sialidosis) typically die in their first year, while those with MLII may die before age seven. It is common for those with MLIII to be diagnosed during the preschool years. Those with sialidosis type I (juvenile sialidosis) exhibit symptoms after age ten and can live into their forties or fifties. Children who have MLIV often fail to develop their language or movement skills beyond those of a toddler and can lose all vision by their teen years.

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