A 40-year-old member asked:
Is it possible to cure morguio syndrome?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Michael Dansieanswered
Family Medicine 18 years experience
No: Morquio's syndrome (referred to as mucopolysaccharidosis IV or morquio's) is an autosomal recessive mucopolysaccharide storage disease (see also lysosomal storage disorder), usually inherited. It is a rare type of birth defect with serious consequences. Because it is genetic, there is no cure, but it can be treated with enzyme replacement therapy.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
5.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Jun 10, 2014
People also asked
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $44!
50% off with $19/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.