MPS

MPS and ML
 
 

Mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) and mucolipidosis (ML) are genetic lysosomal storage diseases (LSD) caused by the body’s inability to produce specific enzymes. The missing or insufficient enzyme prevents cells from recycling waste, resulting in the storage of materials in cells throughout the body. As the disease progresses, there is widespread damage throughout the body, including the heart, bones, joints, respiratory system and central nervous system, leading to a shortened lifespan.

MPS Diseases

The National MPS Society provides support to families and promotes research initiatives that affect the following diseases:

MPS I

  • Hurler Syndrome
  • Scheie Syndrome
  • Hurler-Scheie Syndrome

MPS II

  • Hunter Syndrome

MPS III

  • Sanfilippo A
  • Sanfilippo B
  • Sanfilippo C
  • Sanfilippo D

MPS IV

  • Morquio A
  • Morquio B

MPS V

  • Formerly Scheie Syndrome

MPS VI

  • Maroteaux-Lamy

MPS VII

  • Sly Syndrome

ML II/III

  • I-cell
  • Pseudo-Hurler polydystrophy

In a continuing effort to provide support and information to individuals about MPS and ML, the National MPS Society has created a central location for more information on MPS. Click here to go to the MPS Library.

Our Mission

The National MPS Society exists to cure, support and advocate for MPS and ML.

Contact Us Family Support Programs