Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VI

Treatment

Is there a treatment(s) for Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VI?

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of a medication called galsulfase (also known as Naglazyme®) for the treatment of Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VI (MPS VI) in June of 2005. Galsulfase is an enzyme replacement therapy using a man-made version of arylsulfatase B, which is the enzyme that is not working properly in MPS VI. While galsulfase is not a cure for MPS VI, it helps reduce the amount of glycosaminoglycans building up in the body, which may help slow the disease process and improve symptoms.

http://www.med.upenn.edu/orphandisease/docs/Mucopolysaccharidoses.pdf

Maroteaux-Lamy Syndrome Resource Center - http://www.maroteaux-lamy.com/en-us/pages/patient/TreatmentERT.aspx

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