Morquio syndrome is a very rare inherited disease. It is called mucopolysaccharidosis because the body cannot break down mucopolysaccharides which make up mucous. It has very serious effects, but can be helped by a synthetic version of the enzyme which is not working.
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- "MPS IV (Morquio syndrome)". National MPS Society. http://mpssociety.org/mps/mps-iv-morquio/. Retrieved 14 January 2015.
- US Food and Drug Administration (14 February 2014). "FDA approves Vimizim to treat rare congenital enzyme disorder". Press release. http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm386008.htm. Retrieved 14 January 2015.