Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VI
What other things can be done to help the symptoms of Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VI?
Before treatment with galsulfase was available for people with mucopolysaccharidosis type VI (MPS VI), most treatment depended on a person's specific symptoms. A bone marrow or stem cell transplant can be used to treat some of the symptoms of MPS VI. The bone marrow produces blood cells and the theory behind the transplant is to remove the affected patient's bone marrow and replace it with the bone marrow from someone who doesn't have MPS VI. The white blood cells produced from this new bone marrow will be able to produce some arylsulfatase B. These transplants can improve the levels of arylsulfatase B in the body but do not improve the problems with the bones that people with MPS VI can have.