Alpha-mannosidosis

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How old would a person be when they start showing signs of Alpha-mannosidosis?

There are three different forms of Alpha-mannosidosis. Alpha-mannosidosis type 1 is a mild form of the condition where people usually show signs after 10 years of age. Alpha-mannosidosis type 2 is a moderate form of the condition where people usually show signs before age 10. Alpha-mannosidosis type 3 is the most severe form of the condition where people usually die before birth or at a very young age. Because different people with Alpha-mannosidosis have differences in the severity of their disease, it is difficult to know exactly at which point of early childhood a person may start showing signs of this condition if they have Alpha-mannosidosis type 1 or type 2.

SOURCE: Emory University - Department of Human Genetics in collaboration with ThinkGenetic • https://www.thinkgenetic.com/diseases/mannosidosis-alpha-b-lysosomal/living-with/9954 • DATE UPDATED: 2016-06-14

References

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1396/

http://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/alpha-mannosidosis/

http://www.ojrd.com/content/3/1/21

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