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BACKGROUND Mucopolysaccharidosis VI (MPS VI) is a very rare, chronically debilitating lysosomal storage disorder that develops in people with an enzyme deficiency. Clinical characteristics and progression rates vary widely between patients. The recent introduction of enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) has improved considerably the lives of patients with MPS(More)
Not only in Europe and USA, but also in many other countries rare disorders-so-called orphan diseases-have attracted more and more attention. The formation of specialized centers for rare disorders has enabled the diagnosis of diseases that have been widely unknown before. In addition, pharmaceutical companies have recognized orphan diseases as a profitable(More)
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