Heather A. Lau, MD, Director, Lysosomal Storage Disease Program at NYU Langone Health provides an overview of the mucopolysaccharidoses (MPSs) a group of rare, inherited lysosomal storage disorders that are clinically characterized by abnormalities in multiple organ systems and reduced life expectancy.
Hypokalemic periodic paralysis (HOKPP) is characterized by episodes of muscle paralysis associated with a fall in blood potassium levels (hypokalemia).
Mucopolysaccharidosis type VII (MPS VII), also known as Sly syndrome, is a rare, progressive lysosomal storage disease first described in 1973 by Dr. William Sly. It is caused by the inherited deficiency of the β-glucuronidase enzyme due to mutations in the beta-glucuronidase (GUSB) gene.
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a progressive form of muscular dystrophy that occurs primarily in males, though in rare cases may affect females. DMD causes progressive weakness and loss (atrophy) of skeletal and heart muscles.