Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VI
Are there other organ or symptom specific treatments for Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VI?
Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VI affects many systems in the body. Depending on the symptom to be treated, many different specialists can be involved, such as cardiologists (heart doctors), pulmonologists (breathing/lung doctors), medical geneticists (genetics doctors), ophthalmologists (eye doctors), audiologists (hearing specialists), otolaryngologists (or ENTs; ear, nose and throat doctors), neurologists (neurologists), and surgeons for any other health problems that may require surgical treatment. For example, there are orthopedic surgeries that individuals with MPS VI can have to relieve some of the pain and other complications from their bone problems. There are also some surgeries to remove the tonsils and adenoids that can help with some of the breathing problems like sleep apnea (where breathing stops or is very shallow during sleep, often caused by a narrow airway).