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Medical Term:

mucolipidosis III

 

Definition: mucolipidosis with mild Hurlerlike symptoms, restricted joint mobility, short stature, mild mental retardation, and dysplastic skeletal changes, especially of the hip; aortic and mitral valve disease is often present; associated with a deficiency of N-acetyl-a-glucosaminidase or other enzyme deficiencies such as lysosomal enzyme N-acetylglucosaminyl-1-phosphotransferase in mutant fibroblasts; lacks the ability to recognize lysosomal enzymes and specific substrates for phosphorylation; autosomal recessive inheritance.

Synonym(s): pseudo-Hurler polydystrophy, pseudopolydystrophy

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