MPS and related diseases are rare, inherited or genetic disorders that are passed down in families. Children affected by one of these diseases are born with it and will be affected by it for the rest of their lives. The symptoms vary from one disease to another
The diagnosis of a child or adult with an MPS or related disease often comes as a devastating shock to the individual and their parents, especially as there may be no history of anyone else in the family being similarly affected. One of the reasons for this is the way these diseases are passed down in families.
For more information about inheritance, genes, and genetic counselling, please download our Guide To Understanding The Pattern Of Inheritance In Mucopolysaccharide And Related Diseases Including Fabry Disease.