Alpha-mannosidosis

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Why is carpal tunnel syndrome common in people with Alpha-mannosidosis?

Due to the buildup of complex sugars, or oligosaccharides, in the body of people with Alpha-mannosidosis, thickening of the ligaments in the body puts pressure on various nerves. This pressure on the nerves in the hands can cause nerve damage and pain in the wrist called carpal tunnel syndrome.

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