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  1. Mucopolysaccharidosis type 4
    This is also known as Morqui syndrome, a disorder known to be autosomal recessive mucopolysaccharide disease that is usually inherited. It is also considered somewhat a rare case of dwarfism with serious consequences. This happens when the body is unable process certain types of mucopplysaccharides, then they just build up or are eliminated causing a range of symptoms. The type A form is a deficiency of the enzyme N-acetylgalactosamine-6-sulfate sulfatase. [read more]

  2. Mucopolysaccharidosis type hurler-scheie
    Hurler-Scheie is a subtype of MPS I, along with the Hurler syndrome. It is a deficiency in the a-L-iduronidase enzyme and the lysosomal accumulation of mucopolysaccharides. [read more]

  3. Mucopolysaccharidosis type I
    Also known as mucopolysaccharidosis type I, Hurler syndrome is a genetic disorder that results in the deficiency of alpha-L iduronidase. It is an enzyme that breaks down mucopolysaccharidosis in the lyosomes. A buildup of heparan sulfate and dermatan sulfate occurs in the bosy without said enzyme. Hurler syndrome is often classified as a lyosomal storage and is clinically related to Hunter's Syndrome. [read more]

  4. Mucopolysaccharidosis Type I Scheie syndrome
    Mucopolysaccharidosis Type I or Scheie syndrome is an inherited disease of metabolism in which the body cannot properly break down long chains of sugar molecules called glycosaminoglycans. Belonging to the group of disease called mucopolysaccharidosis, it is specifically known as MPS I S. [read more]

  5. Mucopolysaccharidosis type II Hunter syndrome- mild form
    Hunter syndrome or mucopolysachharoidosis Type II is a lyososomal storage disease caused by a deficiency or absence of the enzyme idunorate-2-sulfatase (l2S). It is named after Scottish physician Charles A. Hunter who emigrated to Canada and practiced medicine there. [read more]

  6. Mucopolysaccharidosis type II Hunter syndrome- severe form
    Mucopolysaccharidosis Type II, called Hunter syndrome, has a severe form, Type A, which is usually found in children aged 18-36 months. Also considered the classic form, affected children may survive into the second and third decades of life. [read more]

  7. Mucopolysaccharidosis type IV
    This is also known as Morqui syndrome, a disorder known to be autosomal recessive mucopolysaccharide disease that is usually inherited. It is also considered somewhat a rare case of dwarfism with serious consequences. This happens when the body is unable process certain types of mucopplysaccharides, then they just build up or are eliminated causing a range of symptoms. The type A form is a deficiency of the enzyme N-acetylgalactosamine-6-sulfate sulfatase. [read more]

  8. Mucopolysaccharidosis type VI Maroteaux-Lamy - severe, intermediate
    Affecting one in 100,000 people, Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome is a rare genetic disorder affecting one in 100,000 people wherein the enzyme arylsulfatase B is missing. The enzyme normally breaks down the mucopolysaccharides dermatan sulfate and without it mucopolysaccharides build up in all tissues in the body causing progressive deterioration and eventual death. Doctors Maroteaux and Lamy first described the disease in 1963. [read more]

  9. Mucopolysaccharidosis type VII
    Sly syndrome or Mucopolysaccharidosis type VII is an autosomal recessive lyososomal storage disease characterized by a deficiency of the enzyme ?-glucuronidase, a lyososomal enzyme. The deficiency in the said enzyme results to the accumulation of certain comples carbohydrates in many tissues and organs of the body. The disease was named after its discoverer William Sly. [read more]

  10. Mucormycosis
    Mucormycosis also known as zygomycosis or phycomycosis is a rare yet life threatening and serious infection of fungi, usually affecting the face or oropharyngeal cavity. Occasionally, when caused by Pythium or other similar fungi, the condition may affect the gastrointestinal tract or the skin. It often begins in the nose and paranasal sinuses and is one of the most rapidly spreading fungal infections in humans. [read more]

  11. Mulibrey nanism syndrome
    Mulibrey nanism is a genetic disease and is an extremely rare autosomal recessive genetic disorder characterized by profound growth delays and distinctive abnormalities of the muscles, liver, brain, and eyes. The disorder can lead to dwarfism, which is another term for nanism. Mulibrey is an acronym that stands for (Mu)scle, (Li)ver, (Br)ain, and (Ey)e. [read more]

  12. Mullerian agenesis
    Also known as MRKH syndrome, Mullerian agenesis refers to a condition in a female where the mullerian ducts fail to develop and a uterus will not be present. MRKH stands for Mayer-Rokitansky-K?ster-Hauser Syndrome, derived from the names Augsut Franz Joseph Karl Mayer, Carl Freiherr von Rokitansky, Herman K?ster, and G.A. Hauser. [read more]

  13. Multi-Infarct Dementia
    Multi-Infarct Dementia is a common type of dementia occurring in elderly people aged 65 years old and above. The term usually pertains to a group of syndromes resulting from vascular lesions in the brain. [read more]

  14. Multifocal ventricular premature beats
    A form of irregular heartbeat in which the ventricle contracts prematurely, ventricular premature beat (VPB) or extrasystole is also known as premature ventricular contraction (PVC). The disorder may be perceived as a “skipped beat” or as palpitations. PVCs are said to be a natural probe since they induce Heart rate turbulence whose characteristic can be measured and utilized to evaluate cardiac function. [read more]

  15. Multiple chemical sensitivity
    Described as a chronic, recurring condition, Multiple chemical sensitivity is characterized by several adverse and variable affects from exposure to otherwise low levels of substances in modern human environments. MCVS has also been termed toxic injury (TI), chemical sensitivity (CS), chemical injury (CI), 20th century syndrome, environmental illness (EI), sick building syndrome, idiopathic environmental intolerance (IEI), and Toxicant-induced loss of tolerance (TILT). [read more]

  16. Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1
    Sometimes called multiple endocrine adenomatosis or Wemer's syndrome, Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) is an inherited disorder affecting the endocrine glands. Occurring only in about 3 to 20 persons out of 100,000, MEN1 is quite rare but affects both sexes equally and has no geographical, ethnic, or racial preferences. [read more]

  17. Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2
    Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (MEN2) is a group of medical disorders linked with tumors that maybe benign or malignant, of the endocrine system. Generally occurring in endocrine organs such as thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenals, tumor/s may also occur in endocrine tissues and not in a classical endocrine organ. MEN2 itself is a sub-type of multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN). [read more]

  18. Multiple Hereditary exostoses
    Hereditary multiple exostoses (HME) is a medical condition that is rare, in which bony spurs or lumps (exostoses, or osteochondromas) develop on a child's bone. The disease is synonymous with Multiple hereditary exostoses and Multiple osteochondromatosis. The latter is the term used by the World Health Organization. Exostoses are do not exist at birth. However, 96 percent of affected people develop multiple exostoses by the time they are 12 years old. [read more]

  19. Multiple myeloma
    Multiple myeloma is a disease known to have several names; these include MM, myeloma, plasma cell myeloma, or as Kahler's disease after Otto Kahler. It a type of cancer of plasma cells that serve as immune system cells in the bone marrow that produce antibodies. [read more]

  20. Multiple organ failure
    Previously known as multiple organ failure (MOF), multiple organ dysfunction (MODS) is altered organ function in an acutely ill patient requiring medical intervention to achieve homeostasis. Using the term MOF should be avoided since the term was coined based upon physiologic parameters to determine whether or not a particular organ was failing. [read more]



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