Morquio syndrome- type B
A rare inherited biochemical disorder characterized by the accumulation of mucopolysaccharides (glycosaminoglycans) in various body tissues due to insufficient amounts of the enzyme (? galactosidase) needed to break it down.
* Hearing loss * Kyphosis * Platyspondylia * Hyperlordosis * Scoliosis * Odontoid hypoplasia * Osteoporosis * Joint hypermobility * Coarse facial features * Projecting jaw * Broad mouth * Small teeth * Thin teeth enamel * Short trunk * Dwarfism * Mental deterioration * Hyperextension of neck * Long arms * Long legs * Spinal cord compression * Protruding abdomen * Corneal clouding * Dyostosis multiplex * Progressive spinal deformity * Short neck * Pectus carinatum * Knock-knee * Flat feet * Odontoid hypoplasia
As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Morquio syndrome, type B may be found in: * Hidden causes of Morquio syndrome, type B
The signs and symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Morquio syndrome, type B. This medical information about signs and symptoms for Morquio syndrome, type B has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Morquio syndrome, type B signs or Morquio syndrome, type B symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Morquio syndrome, type B may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Morquio syndrome, type B symptoms.