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Morquio's syndrome B

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A form of mucopolysaccharidosis with faulty breakdown of keratin sulphate due to b-galactosidase deficiency, marked by a milder phenotype than Morquio-Brailsford. Characteristics include short stature, mild pectus carinatum, corneal clouding, odontoid hypoplasia, cervical instability, mild dysostosis multiplex, moderate kyphosis, and mild genua valga.


  • J. B. Wyngaarden, L. H. Smith, Jr., editors:
    Cecil textbook of medicine. 17th edition, Philadelphia, Saunders, 1985, page 1148.
  • H. Groebe, et al:
    Morquio syndrome (mucopolysaccharidosis IV B) associated with beta-galactosidase deficiency. Report of two cases.
    American Journal of Human Genetics, Chicago, 1980, 32: 258-272.

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