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Can symptoms of the mucolipidoses mimic symptoms of other conditions?

People affected by the mucolipidoses can be diagnosed with other genetic diseases or developmental problems such as cerebral palsy.  More specifically, some people with type IV mucolipidosis, or ML4, are misdiagnosed with cerebral palsy due to ML's effect on muscular strength and development. Others with type II or III mucolipidosis may be misdiagnosed with one of another lysosomal storage disease type known as mucopolysaccharidoses. Genetic testing of blood or urine can help confirm diagnosis a mucolipidoses condition.

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