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Medical Term:

multiple sulfatase deficiency


Definition: an inherited disorder (autosomal recessive) in which there is a failure to hydrolyze sulfatides and sulfated mucopolysaccharides; this failure leads to their accumulation in neural and extraneural tissues, causing disorders such as demyelination and facial and skeletal dysmorphism.

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